Oh The Places You'll Go - Resident Career Readiness Training


Every year we are pleased to present this free training to current PGY2 family and internal medicine residents and PGY3 psychiatrists. All other early career physicians (less than 43 years old) may register for $40.

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Zions Bank Building

Program and Agenda

7:30 AM (Optional) Breakfast Club - meet other residents from Idaho residency programs and hang out together while you enjoy your Green Eggs and Ham. Meals by 3 Girls Catering

8-8:40 Developing Emotional Intelligence, Kris Hartung, St. Luke's Health System

Kris Hartung is the program manager for St. Luke's Health System Provider Well-Being Center of Excellence. He has over 20 years of experience in organizational and human performance improvement consulting and coaching and is certified in by RocheMartin in Emotional Intelligence Training.

8:40-9:25  Getting Ready to Shine: CV’s, Site Visits, & Interviews, Tracey Cooper, St. Luke’s Health System and Whitney Clark, Saint Alphonsus Health System

While technically competitors, Tracey and Whitney's collaborative spirit goes back many years as they each recruit physicians for Idaho's two largest health systems.

9:30-10:15 Understanding Employment Contracts, Kevin Griffiths, JD, Scanlan Griffiths + Aldridge

Kevin is a managing partner and specializes in professional liability and medical malpractice defense, employment contracts, personal injury litigation, and other civil litigation matters.

10:15-11:15  Specialty Practice Considerations Panel

Our panel will help you think about ways you might consider practicing medicine, how to stay focused and well during your career, and maybe even some mistakes they want to help you avoid.

Family Medicine

  • Molly Armijo, MD | Boise Health Haus, Independent
  • Shae Johnson, DO | Saint Alphonsus Family Health and Occupational Medicine, Emerald
  • Paige Moore, MD | St. Luke's Clinic - Family Medicine, Boise

Internal Medicine

  • Andrea Axtell, MD | Independent Outpatient Practice
  • Michaela Schulte, MD |  St. Luke's Clinic - Nampa Hospitalist


  • Ryan Billington, MD | St. Luke's Health System

11:15-12:15 PM Finance Panel Q&A

  • Thinking about Retirement from the Start, Jared Empey, IMA Financial Services
  • Getting Rid of Student Debt, Dave Bruce, Mountain West Bank
  • Protecting Your Income with Disability and Life Insurance, Ron Mesler, We Protect Doctors
  • Home Loans for New Physicians, Conor McGrath, Mountain West Bank
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