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Family Medicine Residency of Idaho opens new clinic

The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) has opened a new clinic at 6094 W. Emerald, Boise.

The clinic serves as the medical home for the Wellness-HIV Clinic, Refugee Assessment Clinic for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and also has three family physicians on site to provide general family medicine care.

Created in 1975, FMRI, a 501c3 nonprofit, has the dual goals of training superb family physicians to serve Idaho and rural areas and providing outstanding medical care in a patient centered medical home to vulnerable populations. FMRI offers excellent clinical training to produce outstanding family physician leaders for their Idaho communities. Since 1975, FMRI has trained 241 family physicians and 56% have chosen to practice in Idaho.

FMRI operates a total of five large primary care clinics throughout Ada County. The most recent addition, Emerald Clinic, opened on September 15 and the facility includes 14 exam rooms and one procedure room for primary care and family medicine. All five clinics offer a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance or other financial resources.

Ruthie Nellis and Bonnie Amos to head scholarship program for disabled veterans

MOSCOW – University of Idaho First Lady Ruthie Nellis and Bonnie Amos, wife of newly confirmed Marine Corps Commandant James Amos, have a new mission. The two women will head the University of Idaho’s Operation Education Scholarship Program as honorary co-chairs.

Operation Education is designed to help permanently disabled veterans and/or their spouses who seek to attain a degree at the University of Idaho. Veterans must have a service-connected injury caused or aggravated by military service after Sept. 11, 2001, and as a result of that injury, have a physical disability that severely impacts function of one or more major life activities.

Nellis and Amos will join together to advocate and promote Operation Education. They also will advise the Operation Education committee about programming, marketing and fundraising.

“I am proud to be involved with the University of Idaho in supporting the Operation Education Scholarship Program, which provides the assistance permanently disabled veterans need to achieve their education goals,” said Nellis.

The Operation Education Scholarship Program was established in 2006. The program provides financial assistance to supplement costs not otherwise covered, and academic and social support. Assistance may include direct educational costs such as fees, tuition and textbooks, on-campus housing, transportation, adaptive equipment, medical assistance, child care, tutoring and accommodative services.

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