Algoe & Morton Selected as Recipients of the 2021 Idaho WWAMI “Excellence in Teaching” Award.
Sandpoint Women’s Health providers Dr. Kristin Algoe and Dr. Morgan Morton were recognized for their exceptional teaching in the preceptor program through the University of Washington School of Medicine Regional Campuses (WWAMI).
WWAMI Medical Education Program is a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. WWAMI allows medical students to train all four years in their home state, increasing their familiarity with rural healthcare and the needs of their region and state. In addition, this increases the likelihood that students will select further training or practice opportunities in their home state once their training is complete.
A significant part of a student’s education occurs within the WWAMI region in communities utilizing a combination of both full-time and volunteer teachers. In addition, medical students participate in rotations to various clinics and healthcare systems to increase their learning with hands-on experience under the guidance of preceptors in the program. Both Algoe and Morton were nominated by a WWAMI medical student for their extraordinary teaching.
“Dr. Algoe was a truly wonderful preceptor during my time at Sandpoint Women’s Health. She was extremely welcoming and supportive from the very start of my rotation. She challenged me to grow and learn in a manner that still made me feel capable and empowered. It was truly an honor to learn from her. I left the rotation confidently, stating that every aspect of my time working with her bettered me as a medical learner and future physician. It was evident she had a true passion for teaching and made me feel empowered in an educational structure that often doesn’t reinforce this.”
“Dr. Morton was integral in me completing my rotation feeling empowered and passionate about the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She dedicated significant time to developing my technical skills and further provided trust in the form of supervised opportunities to exhibit them and gain proficiency. She created of safe environment that nurtured growth in such a way that should be recognized and valued. It was a privilege learning from her.”
Congratulations to both of these extraordinary women’s health providers. We are lucky to have them in our community.
Sandpoint Women’s Health offers high-quality, personalized obstetric and gynecological services to the women of northern Idaho and the surrounding areas. From adolescence to menopause and beyond, we provide convenient, compassionate care to our patients as they progress through the various stages of life.
423 N. Third Avenue Ste 210, Sandpoint, ID 83864
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