Training Sites

The University of Washington’s Idaho Advanced Clinician Track uses a variety of training sites in both Seattle and Boise, providing residents with a broad array of patient populations and clinical experiences.
In Seattle, first and second year residents rotate through the clinical services of the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System medical centers, and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. For more information about these sites, please visit our descriptions of the Seattle Training Sites.
In Boise, the main training sites for third and fourth year residents are the Boise VA Medical Center, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, and the Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic.

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center is a 369-bed tertiary care hospital, particularly recognized for outstanding oncology, cardiology, obstetrics/newborn, and pediatrics services. Residents will complete consultation-liaison psychiatry rotations on these and other general medical and surgical services. St. Luke’s is an active residency training site, where Family Medicine residents complete pediatrics, NICU, obstetrics, and emergency medicine rotations.

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is a 281-bed tertiary care hospital and is the region’s trauma center. St. Alphonsus is recognized for its cardiology, orthopedic care, trauma, neurosurgery, radiology, and critical care departments. Family Medicine residents do medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine rotations at this hospital. The St. Alphonsus Behavioral Health service includes 32 inpatient psychiatry beds for adults and children, and an outpatient service with over 11,000 visits per year, offering psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and addiction treatment services. Psychiatry residents will do outpatient, telepsychiatry and child psychiatry rotations at St. Alphonsus.

Boise VA Medical Center

The Boise VA Medical Center serves 70,000 veterans and has established training programs for University of Washington Medicine residents and medical students. Psychiatry residents can take advantage of a rich array of rotations in outpatient psychiatry, residential substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, group and family therapy, and consultation-liaison psychiatry at the Boise VA, and will have the opportunity to supervise and teach University of Washington medical students doing their required Psychiatry clerkship there.

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho is a University of Washington-affiliated residency that trains 9 Family Medicine residents per year. The Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic has over 40,000 visits per year. This is a training clinic that provides comprehensive medical and mental health services to the under-served people of Idaho including OB patients, chronic mentally ill, refugee clinic (Boise interpreters) and HIV clinic. Psychiatry residents will provide outpatient psychiatric consultation to family medicine faculty and residents in this clinic, as part of a team including a psychiatrist, psychologist, and social work staff.

University Health Services at Boise State University


The psychiatry resident at University Health Services at Boise State University provides psychiatric care to college students. University Health Services is a busy primary care medicine and counseling facility that services the medical and psychological needs of a population of 20,000 students. Residents work under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist and perform intake evaluations, prescribe treatment, and provide follow up care. Psychotherapy training opportunities are also available. Residents will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of primary care providers, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. A weekly Mental Health Care Team rounds meeting provides residents an opportunity to learn how a psychiatrist can serve as a team leader and consultant for mental health teams.

Idaho State Correctional Institute

The Idaho State Correctional Institute includes maximum, medium, and minimum security level offenders. Residents have opportunities to work with severe and persistent mentally ill offenders at this site. Site objectives include learning the diagnostic challenges in correctional settings, understanding legal issues of providing care to inmates, and developing an understanding of the unique pharmacologic barriers in correctional psychiatry. Residents work closely with a board certified forensic psychiatrist to complete these objectives.

Center for Behavioral Health

Center for Behavioral Health

Portneuf Behavioral Health

Portneuf Behavioral Health is dedicated to compassionate, confidential treatment of all patients. Services provided include comprehensive behavioral health care for adults aged 18 and older who are faced with the challenges of psychiatric and behavioral health problems.

State Hospital South in Blackfoot

State Hospital South in Blackfoot provides psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho’s adult and adolescent citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital works in partnership with families and communities to enable clients to return to community living. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and is certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. State Hospital South includes 90 psychiatric adult beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and 16 beds for adolescents. It also maintains a statewide program to restore competency of criminal justice patients.

Other Rotations

Other rotations available to residents in Boise will include electives in chronic pain treatment, sleep medicine, community psychiatry, PTSD, and forensic psychiatry. Many of the PGY3 and 4 rotations may be expanded to include more elective training in areas of specific clinical interest such as PTSD, Affective Disorders, Women’s Health and Addictions.