Our Residents

The Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program recruits a diverse group of resident physicians. These self-directed learners bring a wide range of experience, and interests to the residency program as well as divergent goals for future practice plans. Our residency demographic includes both Allopathic and Osteopathic residents, many of whom have a strong desire to serve rural and underserved urban patient populations on the West Coast.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Our program is committed to academic excellence as demonstrated by its affiliation with the nation’s #2 ranked University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine. Our residency is a member of the WWAMI Region Family Medicine Residency Network, a one-of-a-kind, multi-state medical education program designed to alleviate the shortages of healthcare programs in rural and underserved urban areas. The Network consists of thirty-one affiliated FM residency programs located within the WWAMI region – Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.  We are also affiliated with one of the newest osteopathic medical schools, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. CWFMR residents have access to UW resources, including the Health Sciences Library.

Featured Resident - Emily Webb, DO

“I believe my role as a primary care resident physician is not only to train to be an expert in preventive medicine and the diagnosis and treatment of disease, but also to get to know the unique personality and circumstances of each patient. Having medical knowledge is only part of being a great physician. Knowing how to apply that medical knowledge on behalf of a specific patient is equally important.”

Our Chief Residents

The program is invested in training the leaders of tomorrow, and we provide our chiefs the resources and training they need to participate fully in this development process. CWFMR chiefs represent residents at all Residency Leadership meetings and act as liaison for resident suggestions and concerns. Examples of their many duties include: Chairing the Annual Program Review, and facilitating resident committee assignments and the Block Schedule formation. The Network also provides training and resources for all chief residents in its FM cohort. In addition to the AAFP’s Chief Resident Leadership Conference our chiefs also attend the WAAMI Network Chief Resident conference.

Three peer selected Chiefs are elected each year and typically consist of one Junior Chief, and two Senior Chiefs (normally includes a representative from Ellensburg). 

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Tommy Greenwood, DO

Chief Resident – Class of 2022

 

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Mark Boules, MD

Chief Resident of Ellensburg –
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Jai Patel, MD

Junior Chief Resident – Class of 2023

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Mark Boules, MD

I wanted to go to a place that would provide me with a unique experience that will enable me to practice anywhere in the future. I feel confident that wherever the future holds for me, I will have the expertise to practice anywhere around the globe. Read Bio

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Sarah Cook, DO

I am excited at the ability to acquire the broad range of skills needed to serve my community members and assist in filling the health care gaps while further developing strong, lasting relationships with both my patients and colleagues. Read Bio

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Tommy Greenwood, DO

The Yakima Valley offers an overwhelming sense of familiarity. The arid climate is reminiscent of the Mojave Desert of Southern California (30 minutes from the real Palm Springs) where I grew up. Read Bio

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Dan Jenkins, DO

The quality of the program was clearly evident in the care provided by both the residents and faculty. I feel very strongly that CWFM will provide the ideal environment for my professional development. Read Bio

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Onel Martinez, DO

As a member of the Latinx community, Yakima reminds me of the heritage I was born into. I am humbled to have the privilege to now be able to serve the community that has been instrumental in giving me the support to become a physician. Read Bio

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Brooke Steadman, DO

The Yakima Valley has always been my home and I feel very passionate about this community and the healthcare this area provides. Central Washington Family Medicine is the perfect fit for me! Read Bio

Class of 2023

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Sarah Ayala, DO

I was initially drawn to CWFMR for its strong rural training, and I was won over by the sense of community and support I felt. I was looking for a program with a strong sense of community involvement and focus on community enrichment. Read Bio

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Jake Covington, DO

I moved to Yakima in 2008 and since then it’s become my home. I’m devoted to my community and wish to serve as a family medicine physician into the future. Read Bio

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Casey Celerian, DO

As I completed my medical training at PNWU, I was able to get a good look at CWFM and see the strong training it provided for its physicians. After completing a sub-internship at the program, it was easy to see that Yakima was where I was meant to stay! Read Bio

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Jessica Coleman, MD, MS, MPH

The genuineness of the people and the variety of opportunities the area provides. I am really interested in learning about a variety of cultures, serving the underserved, and community outreach. Read Bio

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John Jamora, DO

It is important to me to be able to practice in a culturally diverse setting and be part of a residency with strongly established community ties. CWFM demonstrated the close-knit family culture and support that I desire to be a part of moving forward. Read Bio

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Chanel Ostrem, DO

The strong psychiatric component of the program. I also enjoyed living in Yakima during medical school and look forward to another three years here. Read Bio

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Jai Patel, MD

My experience interviewing with CWFM left a lasting impression and served as the “gold standard” to which I found myself comparing all other programs to. Read Bio

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Emily Webb, DO

I am drawn to CWFM because it has a very strong program in obstetrics. I will be able to receive the rural healthcare training I need in Ellensburg to be a competent rural physician while being exposed to a higher volume of patients and diseases in Yakima. Read Bio

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Brent Wilkinson, DO

The substantial Latino patient population, robust geographical setting, craft beer culture, and proximity to metropolitan areas all speak to my personal and professional interests. Read Bio

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Elizabeth Boggio, MD

What drew me to CWFM was the residents, faculty, and supportive academic environment. CWFM is an ideal training program because it is full spectrum Family Medicine and an unopposed program. Read Bio

Class of 2024

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Nadia Azhar, DO

CWFMR embodies a unique culture of support and kindness that I immediately connected with and wanted to be a part of. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I was also interested in caring for a community that is close to home. Read Bio

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Catherine Choi, DO

CWFM had everything I could’ve wanted in a residency: it’s an unopposed program set in a community hospital providing care for an underserved population. The residents loved the program, the staff and faculty are supportive. Read Bio

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Afshin Edrissi, DO

CWFMR is unique that it can provide rural family medicine training which has continuity throughout all of the residency years. This can prepare me to practice in any place and any settings. Read Bio

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Christina Eglin, MD

Growing up in Yakima, I have always known that I wanted to return here to practice medicine. I am passionate about providing quality medical care to the Yakima Valley and am thrilled that I get to do my residency training at home. Read Bio

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Lawrence Hu, DO

As a future physician, I believe that CWFM will provide me with once in a lifetime opportunity to receive robust training which will fulfill my goal of practicing full-spectrum family medicine. Read Bio

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Georgia Schafer Medina, MD

I was drawn to the program’s mission to serve the underserved with full spectrum care and the large Hispanic population. I want to provide patients with holistic care. Read Bio

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Aaron Nott, DO

Growing up in the Yakima Valley, intending to practice here for life, it was imperative that I trained at a program that offered the continual learning of medicine from the unique populations of home. Read Bio

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Joshua Parmenter, DO

Being able to train in this wonderful area, I feel that I have come full circle and can provide care to a rural community much like the one I grew up in. Read Bio

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Emily Sherfield, DO

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Joshua Stanfield, DO

I found a caring and collaborative community at PNWU and again at CWFM. I love the people in the area and the opportunity to practice full-spectrum family medicine. Read Bio

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Naomi Swain, DO

During my third year of medical school I spent 4 weeks in the Ellensburg clinic and I felt right at home. I love that the clinic serves a wide variety of people, many who may not otherwise have access to healthcare. Read Bio

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Jerry Wang, DO, MPHTM

The culture of support and integrative medicine peaked my interest for CWFM. I have always enjoyed giving back to the community and the underserved minority population is my ideal patient population. Read Bio