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CHCW’s Ellensburg Clinic Physician Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Posted on August 30, 2016 in Honors, News

Dr. Micahlyn Powers, MD, has been admitted into WWAMI’s 2016-2017 Faculty Development Fellowship Program

Dr. Powers CHCW_Ellensburg_March 2013_0005YAKIMA, WA – Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) – Ellensburg Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Micahlyn Powers, MD, has been awarded a Faculty Development Fellowship through WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program’s Family Medicine Residency Network for the 2016-2017 session (WWAMI – an acronym representing the states it serves – Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).

She joins the 30th class of the program, which is designed to prepare family medicine physicians for teaching  and resident teaching, individual projects under faculty mentorship, and clinical care in a family practice environment.

Powers is a graduate of University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.  Since finishing residency training, she has taught at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency program.

Powers is a family practice physician offering comprehensive medical care for the entire family, including preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, obstetrics and community health at the Ellensburg Clinic.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Washington.  In addition, she received her medical doctorate degree from the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.  Powers speaks Spanish and also has intensive volunteer medical experience abroad, volunteering in international rural communities – including Honduras, Romania and Bulgaria.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Family Medicine department at Kittitas Valley Hospital, a critical access hospital in Ellensburg.

About Community Health of Central Washington

Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents.  CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay.  Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatric Associates, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Highland Clinic.  For more information, visit www.chcw.org.

About CHCW’s Ellensburg Clinic

The clinic is a comprehensive primary care service site, providing full service pharmacy for patients, integrated behavioral health services, child and maternal nutrition (WIC), and maternity support services.  In addition, Family Medicine Residency, a rural satellite site of Central Washington Family Medicine Residency training program, is located within the clinic.