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Jay Erickson

United States

Dr. Erickson grew up in rural Minnesota and received a BA in Chemistry from St. Olaf College. He received his MD degree from University of Minnesota School of Medicine having attended the UMD School of Medicine primary care track the first two years. He completed a Family Residency in Spokane in 1990 and moved to Whitefish Montana.

Dr. Erickson is the Assistant Dean for the Montana WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) Clinical Phase at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In this position he oversees the clinical teaching opportunities for WWAMI students in Montana. This includes first year preceptorships, the Montana R/UOP (Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program) between first and second year of medical school and thirty-two required clerkship opportunities in 11 communities in Montana. He also oversees third year clinical Tracks in Missoula and Billings where students are able to complete all of their third year training in Montana. He co-chairs the WRITE program in the WWAMI region a 5 month third year rural immersion experience in thirty rural communities in the 5 state region. Starting in 2008 he developed and helped initiate Montana TRUST (Targeted Rural Underserved Track), a comprehensive 4 year rural/underserved medical school curriculum for a select group of Montana WWAMI students. Since 1990 he has been a part of a 10 person primary care group in Whitefish Montana (pop. 6,000) where he still maintains an active part time clinical practice as a rural family physician.


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