We are excited that you are considering our program. We know that you will receive
the best Family Medicine residency education if you choose to attend the University
of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne (UWFM-Cheyenne). Our program
follows the tradition that makes Cheyenne such a unique community. Cheyenne is the
home of the "Daddy of ‘em all," the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. We have adopted
a similar slogan regarding our training of Family Medicine resident physicians. We
believe we are working with you to become the "Best All-Around". This is similar to
the cowboy, who at the end of the rodeo competition gets this prize for being the
best overall roper, rider and the other events they must compete in to qualify. This
is the cowboy who can do it all better than any other cowboy. It is our goal at UWFM-Cheyenne
to help each resident become the "Best All-Around" physician. Obviously we will not
be teaching you to ride bulls during your rotations, but what it does mean is that
after three years at our program you will have the opportunity to become the Best-All-Around
Part of our mission is to place physicians in Wyoming to care for Wyoming citizens.
Wyoming has less than 600,000 people in the entire state, and the largest communities'
populations are around 60,000 people. Most communities are much smaller, thus each
community values its doctors as leaders and feel that each doctor in these communities
are special, not just a face in the crowd, but also extremely important in the role
of health provider and someone who can make a huge difference for an entire town.
In order to achieve this, a graduate will need to have a very large and well-rounded
set of skills. These skills will need to include OB, Pediatrics, In-patient and Out-patient
Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Business, Leadership and Procedures to name
just a few. At UWFM-Cheyenne you will receive one of the best hands on educations
as well as develop the skills necessary to learn and critically think for the future;
so that you can go to any community in this State and succeed. We tell many that you
may be able to get more deliveries at program #1. You may be able to get more colonoscopy
training at program #2. You may have more in-patient admissions at another program.
However, no program in the country can provide you with the all around volume of all
the skills necessary to practice in rural and frontier areas of the United States
as provided at UWFM-Cheyenne. We have incredible support from our faculty and staff,
community hospital, community doctors and University of Wyoming. All understand the
importance of producing quality graduates that will be taking care of Wyoming citizens
for years to come and they have taken the leadership role to ensure that this happens.
These groups realize the importance of making you the "Best All-Around". We hope that
each of you reading this want to be the type of physician who really makes a difference
in a community and will give serious consideration to interviewing and making Cheyenne
your choice for Family Medicine training.
How to Apply to our Program
Salaries and Benefits
University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne
821 East 18th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Pamela MacMillan - Graduate Medical Education Residency Coordinator