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U of I Expands Health Care Training, Assumes Vandal Health Clinic Operations

University of Idaho Communications

MOSCOW — The Vandal Health Clinic will become a teaching clinic for medical students while still providing on-campus health care services to University of Idaho students starting in Fall 2024.


The Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program and U of I Division of Student Affairs will take over management of the clinic from Gritman Medical Center to create the first higher education medical teaching clinic in North Idaho. Gritman will continue to partner with Idaho WWAMI by providing opportunities for clinical rotations and collaborating on the advancement of health education in the community.

“Not only will the clinic serve the health care needs of students, but it will also serve as a center for learning for future medical practitioners who will then go on to meet the needs of Idaho through their professional careers,” said Blaine Eckles, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students. “Students will receive this top-notch health support and education from medical professionals who are teaching in the WWAMI program and who will continue their efforts of keeping students at the forefront of the Vandal experience.”

The Vandal Health Clinic will continue to provide the same standard of primary care services to students to which they are accustomed. Students have the opportunity to assist in the education of Idaho WWAMI medical students, allowing them to lead the appointment under the supervision of physician faculty, or be seen by other primary care providers in the clinic.

“The Vandal Health Clinic will serve as a pivotal cornerstone for the University of Idaho’s medical education, providing an invaluable clinical teaching space for students,” said Jeff Seegmiller, regional dean and director of Idaho WWAMI. “As it materializes, it will not only elevate the caliber of our WWAMI program but will also lay the groundwork for future health profession endeavors, ensuring a vibrant legacy of excellence in health care education for years ahead.”

Anyone interested in applying for a position at the clinic may visit the University of Idaho job portal.

For more information, contact Crystal Hogg at [email protected].


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