The McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency provides residents with an exciting and well-balanced approach to learning, in an environment that enhances both clinical skills and personal development. That's why our residency program attracts talented, highly-educated residents each year.

Meet our residents through their bios:

2014-CoeSmith

Sage Coe Smith, MD

Medical School: University of Washington – Idaho WWAMI
Undergraduate: Lewis and Clark College

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho

I am interested in full spectrum rural care, including inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and mental health. The McKay-Dee program is ideal for me because it offers an excellent training experience and wonderful colleagues in a beautiful mountain location. I love mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, trail running and am enjoying all the recreation opportunities Utah has to offer.

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2014-Cook

Casey Cook, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Weber State University
Hometown: Plain City, Utah

I chose family medicine because I like variety. I have a number of clinical interests including: outpatient medicine, pediatrics, urgent care/emergency medicine, women’s health, international medicine and procedures. I chose McKay-Dee because I believe overall, it is one of the best programs in the country. The broad spectrum training, regional reputation and location were all important factors for me. I am happily married. When I have spare time I like to spend it with my family. I also love to hunt (particularly waterfowl, and big game), fish, camp, listen to music and cook with my wife.

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2014-Mills

David Mills, MD

Medical School: University of Washington
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Hometown: Ten Sleep, WY

I am interested in working in a practice that includes inpatient, outpatient, and urgent or emergency care. I am particularly interested in procedures, community medicine, and diabetes management. I chose McKay-Dee because the graduating residents were doing what I envision my future practice to be, they had impressive procedural numbers, and the training is very thorough. I am married and our small family is growing. In my free time I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time with my family. I also love to be outdoors; hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and snowboarding.

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2014-Olaveson

Kurt Olaveson, MD

Medical School: University of Washington
Undergraduate: BYU-Idaho
Hometown: Rigby, Idaho

I grew up on a small farm in Eastern Idaho. My clinical interests include treating rural underserved populations, inpatient medicine, and sports medicine. I chose McKay-Dee because of the outstanding unopposed opportunity for procedural training, the longitudinal inpatient family medicine model, and the incredible sports medicine training. I am married to my best friend, and we are raising our three daughters. I enjoy farming, riding horses, waterskiing, and playing the piano and organ.

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2014-Slade

Chelsea Slade, MD

Medical School: George Washington University
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Hometown: Washington, DC

I am interested in hospitalist medicine and plan to spend my career in that field. I also have an interest in end-of-life transitions and psychiatry. I will really miss providing prenatal care and delivering babies, but I am very grateful for the outstanding training and experiences that this residency program has provided me in that area. I am happily married to the love of my life, who is an attorney, and we are raising our three young kids. We also raise bees and rabbits and try to keep our crazy home in order. I am on the Board of Directors for the local free clinic, and volunteer in the Intermountain Hospice program.

I came to McKay-Dee because of the outstanding track record the program has in placing its graduates in a wide variety of different fields, and because the program struck me as a family-friendly place where the residents were happy. It hasn't disappointed!

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2014-wonderlich

Thomas Wonderlich, MD

Medical School: Tulane University
Undergraduate: Gonzaga
Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho

I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, and went to Gonzaga University where I studied biology and Spanish. From there I went to Paraguay with the Peace Corps as a rural health technician. Upon returning to the United States I went south to Louisiana to learn the about the second line, the gumbo, and medicine, of course. My interests include sports medicine, obstetrics, and quality improvement. I chose Mckay-Dee because of the excellent obstetric and procedural training, strong inpatient medicine, and great location right on the edge of the Wasatch Front. I enjoy gardening, fishing, hunting, brewing beer, and picking the prolific fruits of Ogden, Utah.

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