Fish Culture and Experiment Station
3059 National Fish Hatchery Road #F
Hagerman, Idaho 83332
Research & Extension Center
CSI Evergreen Building
315 Falls Avenue East
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
M-F: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parking is available in the Eastman Garage located above the VandalStore with entrances on both Idaho and Main Street.
Dr. Patrice Burgess
In picking its top 50 nominees, the IBR based its decision on a number of qualities including, an exceptional journey in personal and professional accomplishments. Burgess is the perfect match.
Those attending Vandal events in the Treasure Valley have probably seen Burgess there as well. She’s a proud alumna who supports all things silver and gold. But beyond the team spirit, Burgess works behind the scenes to help promote her medical profession through medical education in Idaho.
Burgess received her undergraduate and graduate degree in zoology from the University of Idaho and attended medical school at the University of Washington as an Idaho WWAMI student. She completed her internship and residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, is board certified in family medicine and licensed to practice medicine in Idaho. After completing residency training, she served in the U.S. Air Force from 1993-96 in Arizona, where she was a major in the Medical Corps and practiced as a family physician. She then returned to Boise to teach in the residency program where she trained.
She served as assistant residency director before accepting the position of medical director of physician relations for Saint Alphonsus in 2005, where she remained through 2008. Her role at Saint Alphonsus allowed her to be an advocate for physicians to have the best environment to work and care for their patients within the Saint Alphonsus Health System.
Burgess was also a strong advocate for medical education in her role within the physician leadership at Saint Alphonsus and was instrumental in obtaining support for the family medicine residents’ call room and resident participation on committees within the hospital. Those enhancements remain in place today.
Nothing slows down this medical advocate, as she actively participates in many pipeline programs in Idaho. She has students who shadow her while she is seeing patients in her clinic. She helps recruit rural/underserved opportunities program sites in Idaho, participates in the PreMed Summit held in Idaho, and represents family medicine at the Career Decision Making workshops held for WWAMI medical students twice a year in Boise.
Burgess has served on the Idaho Cytogenetic Diagnostic Laboratory (ICDL) Board and is a current member of the Idaho Medical Association Board. She was the first Young Physician Representative to serve on the IMA Board of Trustees, a two-year position, and served a three-year term as the trustee representing District Four (Boise) before becoming president-elect.
It was in 2005-2006 that Burgess served as the first woman president of the Idaho Medical Association. She currently serves as the Idaho Delegate to the American Medical Association, also the first woman to hold this position in Idaho. Burgess served for five years on the Governing Council of the AMA Young Physician's Section. She was the alternate delegate from the YPS to the AMA, and served as the chair of the YPS nationally.
She has en the recipient of many awards, including the Idaho Business Review Physician Hero Honoree in 2006, TWIN award in 2005, Faculty Teacher of the Year award 1998-1999, Air Force Achievement Medical in 1996, AMA Physicians Recognition award in 1996, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine award in 1993 and the AMA-Burroughs-Wellcome award in 1992.
Burgess currently sees patients in her clinic three days a week and spends the remaining two days working for the University of Idaho as the special assistant to the president for Medical Education and Governmental Affairs. In that capacity, Burgess helps with many aspects of medical education in Idaho.
As a doctor, educator, mother, and positive member of our community, Burgess is an excellent example to future family physicians in her care of her patients as she continues to practice full spectrum family medicine, including inpatient hospital care and obstetrics, at all three hospitals in the Boise area. She also volunteers at the Garden City Community Clinic.
Burgess will continue to advance family medicine, medical education, physician and patient advocacy issues in a positive manner and continue to be a role model for women for many years to come. The Treasure Valley is lucky to have such a fine physician and person contributing to their community.