FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., May 31, 2016 – Beginning June 1, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center will host two residents from the UW Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine for a four-week rural medicine rotation. Residents Max Wendtlandt, MD, and Paul Doetsch, MD, will work under the supervision of PeaceHealth Peace Island emergency physicians—all board-certified—to provide urban-level patient care in a rural setting.

Friday Harbor will be a new environment for both residents.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Dr. Wendtlandt (Pictured on left in photo) completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University and graduate studies at New York University.

Originally from Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada, Dr. Doetsch (Pictured on right in photo) received his undergraduate education at the University of New Brunswick and Johnson State College before continuing on to the University of Washington to complete his medical studies.

While in the San Juan Island community, Dr. Wendtlandt and Dr. Doetsch will participate in educational opportunities with local EMS and flight teams, simulation trainings and community outreach—gaining insight into the unique realities of emergency medicine in geographic isolation. This is the second year for this rural medicine residency collaboration Read Full Story...