Have You Considered
a Fellowship in Your Career Plans?
Most of us wonder, from
time to time, if we are prepared for the next stage of our professional careers.
A former FP residency director once offered the observation: "If you’re
not seriously rethinking your career path every few years, you’re not thinking
enough. Life is too short to waste time in stagnant jobs, or be miserable in a
job you are unprepared to handle." All of us should consider what we need
to add to our credentials to prepare us as future leaders in military family
practice. If you aspire to positions of leadership, in a clinic, hospital, or
faculty development fellowship!
Fellowship in Faculty
Development at Madigan Army Medical Center
Statement: "The Faculty Development
Fellowship, a two-year program at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), develops
Physician-Leaders in Military Medicine and proactively serves as a stimulus for
professional development throughout the military."
About the Program:
The fellowship seeks to
develop an essential cadre of future leaders in military family medicine.
Leadership skills, in practice and organization management and graduate medical
education, are the cornerstone of fellowship training. Madigan fellows go on to
assume leadership positions in residency programs and medical facilities
throughout the military. Each fellowship graduate is a unique leader, with
specific skills designed to complement a wide array of practice scenarios in
military GME, medical administration, and clinical medicine.
Two graduate degree tracks
are offered: Master
of Public Health and Master
of Business Administration. Both
tracks are through nationally acclaimed graduate schools. Other graduate degrees
may also be available. These choices provide fellows the flexibility to focus on
their particular areas of interest.
Fellows receive generous
time and support for research, as well as fundamental and advanced training in
research skills. MAMC provides outstanding support for research endeavors.
Development Fellowship is unique among its military and civilian counterparts in
its combination of personal and flexible academic enrichment and participation
as faculty in an aggressive primary care residency program. Fellows do not
sacrifice teaching opportunities or clinical practice to pursue their graduate
COL Joseph F. Yetter, MC, USA
currently leads the fellowship. Dr. Yetter graduated from the University of
Indiana School of Medicine. He completed internship in surgery, residencies in
clinical pathology and family practice, and the Faculty Development Fellowship
all at Madigan AMC. COL Yetter served as Chief, Department of Pathology and Area
Laboratory Services at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Hood and as
the Director of the International Polyclinic at Supreme Headquarters, Allied
Powers Europe in Belgium. COL Yetter's current academic interest include
identifying unifying characteristics of excellent teachers of family medicine.
About the FP Department
The fellowship is based
within a fully accredited, longstanding family practice residency program at
MAMC. The residency trains 6 future family physicians in each class each year.
The department attracts outstanding family physicians from throughout the
military to serve as faculty. Residents, fellows, and faculty are frequent
contributors to the medical literature and to the annual USAFP Scientific
About Madigan Army
Medical Center (MAMC) and Fort Lewis:
MAMC's new 450 bed tertiary care center opened in 1992, with nearly every major
medical and surgical specialty represented, and state of the art diagnostic and
therapeutic facilities. Family Practice cares for over 18,000 beneficiaries and
provides inpatient care for the Active Duty population at Fort Lewis. MAMC is
often at the forefront of innovation and change in military medicine.
Situated near Tacoma Washington, Fort Lewis boasts spectacular scenery, pleasant
temperatures and outstanding leisure opportunities year-round. Boating, camping,
hiking, fishing, professional sports, and every imaginable cultural activity are
within an easy drive. It is a great place to train and to live, for individuals
and families alike.
For more information and an
application, contact our Program Director:
COL Joseph Yetter, M.D. M.P.H.
Development Fellowship, Department of Family Practice, MCHJ-FP
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA 98431
(253) 968-1340 or DSN:
782-1340; Fax (253) 968-2608 or DSN 782-2608
We’d like to hear from you soon!
Web Page Editor:
LCDR Pat Ginn, MC USNR
Last Revision: 01/25/04
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