The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center and Teaching Health Center in southwest Idaho. FMRI's mission is the serve the underserved. This includes a diverse, primarily Medicaid-eligible patient population. Behavioral health services are embedded in our family medicine clinics across the Treasure Valley of Idaho including: five family medicine clinics, two pediatric clinics, a school-based health center, a Ryan White HIV/Aids Program Part C clinic, a refugee assessment clinic, and an onsite pharmacy. FMRI provides residency and fellowship training for approximately 50 physicians annually.
The intern will join our robust Behavioral Health Department (BHD): two behavioral science faculty psychologists, six licensed clinical social workers, a registered dietician, a consulting psychiatrist, psychiatry residents from the University of Washington, a clinical pharmacist, and four community health workers. The array of services provided and coordinated by the BHD at FMRI ranges from intensive outpatient interventions (psychotherapies, psychiatric services) to behavioral health consultation at time of medical care.
The Internship Experience:
Interns placed at FMRI are engaged in many aspects of the services provided. We provide training in health psychology that interfaces with medicine, using guidelines recognized by experts in the field, the needs of the supporting institution, and the needs and interests of the trainees. There are five (5) basic components to the core curriculum which prepares interns for roles in Health Psychology in Primary Care. These include clinical assignments, supervision, didactics, medical education and professional development. An intern’s primary clinical responsibilities at the site are conducting comprehensive diagnostic assessments including testing, providing behavioral health consultation to primary care providers and providing individual psychotherapy. The intern placed at FMRI will have the opportunity to engage in medical education opportunities including video review of primary care residents and precepting of clinical cases. In addition to these clinical responsibilities, interns will provide behavioral health lectures to Family Medicine residents as part of the Art of Family Medicine (AFM1) curriculum and interdisciplinary training. This includes working with medical students completing clerkships at Family Medicine to teach the application of psychological principles into medical settings. Interns will participate in larger interagency meetings and participate in team activities to include a community service project. Additionally, all interns and Family Medicine residents receive weekly didactic training focused on clinical topics. Interns are encouraged to attend these didactics, as well as occasional workshops provided within the residency. Interns are also encouraged to attend state conferences to stay aware of job possibilities and to network with colleagues in the field. Interns are involved in committee work within the medical setting to foster learning of such professional roles.
*As an integrated primary care site, the intern is required to have a TB skin test. The intern is required to receive a flu vaccine during their internship year and ensure all vaccines are up to date. TB test and vaccine(s) will be provided at no cost to the intern. FMRI is a tobacco-free workplace. Qualified applicants must complete a tobacco/nicotine free attestation prior to employment.
Boise is a fast-growing city that's teeming with culture, natural beauty and job opportunities. As the capital and most populous city in Idaho, Boise helps set the cultural tone of the state, offering residents and visitors a rich collection of amenities from parks and restaurants to museums and music venues. Boise State University drives the economy in Boise, along with top employers like Albertsons, Micron Technology, Hewlett-Packard, and Simplot. Boise residents have many choices with their healthcare including St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise VA Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Boise’s sports scene includes the Boise Hawks, the Idaho Steelheads and the Idaho Stampede. Boise State University is home to 15,000 students annually and Albertson Stadium is a 30,000-seat football facility featuring the blue AstroPlay field. Taco Bell Arena is home to BSU basketball games, the NCAA tournament and music concerts.
Boise features an urban trail system known as the Boise River Greenbelt, and the Boise River also serves as a recreational venue for fishing, swimming, and rafting. Bogus Basin Mountain Resort offers cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing - and it is just 16 miles from the city. The Boise Foothills provide routes for beginners to advanced riders and depending on the weather, riding can go on year round. Hunting and fishing are popular activities in the mountains and foothills near Boise. As Boise continues to grow, so do our neighboring communities including Eagle, Meridian, Garden City, Nampa, Caldwell and Kuna.
Site Director & Supervising Psychologist: Susan Martin, Psy.D., susan.martin@FMRIdaho.org
Supervising Psychologist: Winslow Gerrish, Ph.D.,