As a regional medical education center, Kootenai Health is committed to the development of medical education and clinical research relationships. Each year, Kootenai Health places hundreds of students in various departments, contributing thousands of teaching hours to future community health care providers. In return, students gain real-life experience that helps advance their career goals.
Please see below for more information about all the educational opportunities through Kootenai Health.
Family Medicine Residency
Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Coeur d’Alene Residency, a member of the University of Washington network, combines a multitude of regional resources to train family physicians to meet the challenges of a growing rural community in the 21st century. For information visit our site.
The pharmacy practice residency gives experience in a broad area of pharmacy practice and teaching opportunities through Washington State University and Idaho State University. For information visit page.
Kootenai Health and Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency offers third year clerkships and fourth year Sub-I opportunities for medical and osteopathic students. The Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator will facilitate all requests for clerkships and sub-internships for students in both Family Medicine and other clinical rotations. For contact information, visit our site.
Health Care Student Placement
Kootenai Health welcomes faculty, students and health care colleagues from a variety of health professions. Examples include: nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, radiology technology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, nutrition science students, etc. For information call (208) 625-6078 or email [email protected].
- To learn more about our student services process, visit our placement page.
- To submit an eligibility form for student placement, visit our eligibility page.
Shadow Students – Pre-medical
Kootenai Health offers a limited number of opportunities for pre-medical students to shadow a health care provider. The student must be in academic good standing with their current college or university and in need of hours in a hospital setting to satisfy educational requirements for pursuing a medical degree. This opportunity is not offered to high school students. This is an unpaid experience and students may spend up to 40 hours within Kootenai Health or Kootenai Clinic, it is recommended that shadowing be limited to 2 days per specialty. Shadowing is not permitted in the main Kootenai Health Operating Room. If this pertains to you, choose a specialty of interest and call the correlating office to determine if a preceptor is available. After a preceptor has been identified, the student may complete the application link below and contact the Department of Graduate Medical Education.
Shadow Student Application (PDF)
Department of Graduate Medical Education
High school students interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteer Services for other opportunities.