speaker bio:
Suzanne M. Allen, MD, MPH

As the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Suzanne Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. WWAMI started in 1971 and is accredited through the University of Washington School of Medicine and provides publically supported medical education for citizens of the participating states. WWAMI students complete the classroom phase of the curriculum in their home state and then their required and elective clinical rotations may be completed at locations across the five state region. 

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In addition to serving as the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, Dr. Allen holds a Clinical Professor faculty position within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is an attending physician at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and an active physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Medical Center located in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Allen is committed to medical education and rural healthcare.