USAFP Committee: Education

Madigan Faculty Development


Home of the military’s premier physician leaders and teachers.


To cultivate model medical leaders and educators committed to developing the military physicians of tomorrow.


To train faculty members in the following academic areas:

  1.  Teaching:  To train fellows in the strategies, skills and techniques used for one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and formal  presentations with medical students, residents, and peers in ambulatory clinics, hospitals, and on the local/regional/national stage.
  2. Leadership and Management:  To enhance fellows’ leadership and management skills through: training in personal career management; increasing fellows’ understanding of the organizational environments and communities in which they work; and the development of administrative and management skills necessary to assume leadership roles in family medicine including the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and the performance of community service projects.
  3. Research and Scholarly Activity: To train fellows in a continuum of research skills ranging from critical evaluation of the literature to conducting, presenting and publishing an independent research project.
  4. Curriculum Design:  To train faculty in the skills of curriculum design, writing, and dissemination.
The History of the Fellowship
  • The Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center was inaugurated in 1982. As stated in the original article in Military Medicine March, 1985: (1)

“The necessity of assuring continued qualified leadership to the military Family Practice residency programs led to the development of the Family Medicine Faculty Development of Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center in June 1982.”

How true that statement remains today. Four areas that the original founders saw that was needed in the field of Family Medicine still applies to the fellowship today.

  1.  Qualified Faculty: Faculty development fellowships and programs are key in developing the future leaders in Family Medicine. Graduates from the Faculty Development Fellowship at Madigan have and will continue to lead Family Medicine and military medicine into the future.
  2. Research Agenda: A research agenda is important in understanding the role of primary care medicine in both civilian and military healthcare practices. Family physicians are critical in the maintaining the fighting strength. A research agenda can only improve the quality and importance of the delivery of health care to the family member, other dependents and most importantly, our soldier.
  3. Research Skills: Fellows in the program learn crucial research skills in bio-statistics, epidemiology and other skills that enhances their learning and aids the fellow for their future career. The fellow graduates with an advanced degree–a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Washington.

(1)Moore RG, Sullivan RA. Family medicine faculty development research fellowship in the United States Army: a new career pathway. Mil Med 1985;150:126-8.

About the Program

List the overreaching fellowship goals here!!

  • Graduates: Where do they go, what do they do?
    The fellowship seeks to develop an essential cadre of future leaders in military family medicine. Leadership skills, in practice and organization management and graduate medical education, are the cornerstone of fellowship training. Madigan fellows go on to assume leadership positions in residency programs and medical facilities throughout the military. Each fellowship graduate is a unique leader, with specific skills designed to complement a wide array of practice scenarios in military GME, medical administration, and clinical medicine.
  • Research Opportunities
    Fellows receive generous time and support for research, as well as fundamental and advanced training in research skills. MAMC provides outstanding support for research endeavors.
  • What makes it UNIQUE?
    MAMC’s Faculty Development Fellowship is unique among its military and civilian counterparts in its combination of personal and flexible academic enrichment and participation as faculty in an aggressive primary care residency program. Fellows do not sacrifice teaching opportunities or clinical practice to pursue their graduate degrees.
Advanced Degree

Two graduate degree tracks are offered: the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Business Administration (MBA. These choices provide fellows the flexibility to focus on their particular areas of interest.

  • MPH
    The MPH degree is earned through the University of Washington’s Executive MPH program.
  • MBA
    The MBA is earned through Pacific Lutheran University.
About Madigan and Fort Lewis

The fellowship is based within a fully accredited, longstanding family practice residency program at MAMC. The residency trains 6 future family physicians in each class each year. The department attracts outstanding family physicians from throughout the military to serve as faculty. Residents, fellows, and faculty are frequent contributors to the medical literature and to the annual USAFP Scientific Assembly. 

MAMC’s 450 bed tertiary care center opened in 1992, with nearly every major medical and surgical specialty represented and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Family Medicine cares for over (check this number) 29,000 beneficiaries and provides inpatient care for the Active Duty population at Fort Lewis. MAMC isoften at the forefront of innovation and change in military medicine.


Situated in Tacoma, Washington, Fort Lewis boasts spectacular scenery, pleasant temperatures and outstanding leisure opportunities year-round. Boating, camping, hiking, fishing, professional sports, and every imaginable cultural activity are within an easy drive. It is a great place to train and to live, for individuals and families alike.

Applicant Information

Interested? Curious? For more information about the Fellowship, please contact the Director, Robert Oh, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP at

For Army Applicants: Please go to the Army’s GME site for application information.
For Navy Applicants: Please go to the Navy’s GME Site for application information.

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