New WWAMI Director Announced

Monday, June 16


MOSCOW, Idaho June 16, 2014 Dr. Jeff Seegmiller is the University of Idaho’s new Director of the
WWAMI Medical Education Program. The WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Medical Education Program is the regional medical education program for the University of Washington School of Medicine in Idaho. Started in 1972, it is currently in its 41st year of successfully educating Idaho's physicians.
Dr. Seegmiller is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho in the Department of Movement Sciences. Seegmiller came to the University of Idaho in 2007. He has chaired musculoskeletal anatomy for the WWAMI program and co-developed a master’s and doctoral program that has gained national recognition.
“Dr. Jeff Seegmiller is well-positioned to continue the University of Idaho’s partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine in delivering high quality medical education in Moscow.” Said Katherine Aiken, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President.
Seegmiller earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, and Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees from Illinois State University specializing in Biomechanics.
Dr. Seegmiller began his career preventing, treating, and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries as a certified athletic trainer with numerous clinics, schools, and teams. He served as the graduate program director at Ohio University where he developed and directed the master’s and doctoral education programs and established outreach clinical services to rural communities.
“I hope to expand the University of Idaho’s role as the medical education home for the entire state and cultivate ongoing collaborative relationships with various organizations and agencies to promote the education and professional development of Idaho’s future physicians,” said Dr. Seegmiller. “With state support to expand the program and curricular changes that keep students in-state throughout their medical education, we are better positioned to meet Idaho’s projected physician shortages.”
Dr. Seegmiller will begin as the WWAMI Director on August 1, 2014.




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