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Wed, Jan 06


Zoom meeting

Virtual Conversation: WWAMI

Join City Club of Boise for a panel discussion about the need to grow the Gem State's physician workforce.

Virtual Conversation: WWAMI
Virtual Conversation: WWAMI

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST

Zoom meeting

About the Event

For nearly 50 years, Idaho WWAMI has provided accessible, world-class medical education through a partnership between the University of Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Idaho ranks 49th in the U.S. for the number of primary care doctors per capita, and WWAMI's hands-on clinical experiences for students are essential to growing the next generation of rural physicians in the state. More than 50% of Idaho WWAMI graduates return to practice in Idaho.

Join us for a candid discussion about the need to grow the Gem State's physician workforce, Idaho WWAMI's impact on our economy, as well as the experiences of medical students and young alumni physicians now mentoring the next generation of Idaho doctors during the pandemic.


  • Dr. Jaclyn Cooperrider, Idaho WWAMI alumnus and graduate of Eagle High School, now working at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and Idaho Sports Medicine Institute.
  • Lucia Cabajaral - first generation Latina med student from Weiser practicing at Terry Reilly in Marsing and Nampa
  • Mary Barinaga, M.D. - Assistant Clinical Dean at Idaho WWAMI, based in Boise but raised in Midvale on a sheep ranch. She is also an alumna of Idaho WWAMI and The College of Idaho.
  • Jeff Seegmiller, Ed. D. - Jeffrey Seegmiller, Ed.D. nAssistant Dean Foundations Phase, Idaho WWAMI and based on the UI campus in Moscow.
  • Dr. Lauren Nesbit, Idaho WWAMI alumna and practicing physician in Twin Falls and Jerome. She is a native of the Magic Valley.Moderator: City Club founding board member Rod Gramer.

This program will be delivered online using the Zoom platform.


This program is free, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors. City Club of Boise's Premier Sponsor is Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU College of Business.

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