The McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency is a fully accredited three-year family practice program in a community hospital setting. It is affiliated with the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventative Medicine but is independently administered and staffed by local faculty and personnel.
The McKay-Dee Family Practice residents traditionally have a high degree of camaraderie and mutual support. At annual retreats, residents and their spouses take time away from clinical responsibilities to deal with family and personal development issues. The staff organizes informal sports, outdoor activities, and social engagements for residents and companions. The importance of personal and family life is stressed in the residency program.
Since its beginning over 40 years ago, the McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency program has trained over 200 physicians now practicing in rural and urban communities.
The Mission of the McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency is to provide resident physicians with excellence in training, to encourage opportunities for their personal growth, and to ensure the consistent, quality care of their patients.
Our commitments are:
- To provide training, and encourage competence in the full spectrum of family medicine in urban and/or rural settings.
- To provide opportunity for residents to utilize new technologies in healthcare delivery systems.
- To encourage specific individualized opportunities and their related development of medical skills and interests.
- To foster an environment in which residents are partners in their educational development.
- To encourage resident involvement with family, the residency, and the community.
- To attend to and promote the resident's physical and emotional well-being.
- To encourage residents to play an active role in the development in the specialty of family medicine.