Bowman appointed Director of Medical Education at Pullman Regional Hospital
Jul 6, 2015
Dr. Jaime Bowman is the newly appointed Director of Medical Education at Pullman Regional Hospital. The program supports local medical educators and provides physicians in residency and medical school students with opportunities to train and practice on the Palouse.Dr. Bowman’s appointment as director is a quarter time position. She will maintain her current practice schedule at Palouse Medical in family medicine.Pullman Regional Hospital, in collaboration with local physicians, the University of Washington School of Medicine, the proposed Washington State University College of Medicine, the Spokane Teaching Health Center, and other local and regional support, is committed to educating and training the next generation of physicians.“Appointing Dr. Bowman as the director is a significant step in Pullman Regional Hospital’s continuing development of medical education and our goal to ensure trained, qualified physicians on the Palouse for the future,” said Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital.“I am very grateful for Pullman Regional Hospital’s innovation and commitment to building a strong future for healthcare on the Palouse and I look forward to serving that mission,” said Dr. Bowman.As director, her duties will entail supporting current medical educators in the WWAMI program and the growing WSU program, organizing and managing the WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience) program, the TRUST (Targeted Rural and Underserved Training) program and the development of a Rural Residency Track for primary care medical school graduates.Adams said developing a Rural Training Track on the Palouse is important to recruit and retain physicians.“Studies show that nearly 70 percent of medical residents, on a national level, stay in the area where they did their training,” he said.