The Omak Rural Training Program offers the best of both worlds as it combines the benefits of an Urban established Family Medicine program combined with the subsequent hands-on, real-world rural continuity experience.
The intern year in Tacoma provides:
In Tacoma there is the advantage of the volume and acuity of a regional referral center, and the breadth of pathology of a county of 938,000 population.
2nd and 3rd Year in Omak:
Class of 2026:
As cliché as it gets, Deepkiran knew medicine was her calling from as early as she can remember. The seeds of interest were sown during her visits to family in India.
In India, she was able to witness first-hand the critical need for appropriate health care to meet the needs of the community. She had a strong interest in Ob/Gyn coming into medical school, but along the way fell in love with psychiatry and pediatrics during her clinical rotations.
She quickly realized how well family medicine would be able to incorporate all three and match her ambition to holistically care for patients from birth to death by developing both preventive and therapeutic long-lasting relationships. Her interests within medicine include working with under-served communities, obstetrics and reproductive health, addiction medicine, behavioral health, and global health.
She is extremely grateful and excited to be completing her full spectrum training at TFM/Omak and feels privileged at the opportunity to give back to the community that helped shape her into the person that she is today.
Outside of medicine, she loves playing tennis, singing, dancing, gardening, baking, cooking and trying new vegetarian recipes, watching movies and tv shows, and completing all sorts of new DIY/art projects.
James immigrated from the bustling Saigon downtown to the quiet Seattle suburbs when he was in grade school. He earned his BS in Biology from UW Bothell. After college he started his freelance medical interpreting service for patients with limited English in the Puget Sound area where he found his inspiration to become a physician.
James believes in empowering people to take ownership of their health by focusing on matters that can be addressed. His ideal family practice would include preventative medicine, nutrition, osteopathic manipulative therapy, physical wellness, mental health, spiritual wellbeing, and meeting the special health needs of the local community.
James loves to cook with his wife and daughter, explore the outdoors of the NW, and try new restaurants and coffee shops.