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Your Family Medicine residency in the Inland Northwest is just down the road from Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is a shining example of why Idaho is known as the gem state. Its beautiful lake and surrounding mountains and rivers are recognized as a destination for outdoor recreation. This natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere make it a magnet for Hollywood actors and others looking to get away from hectic lives and burdening responsibilities. As a Family Medicine resident, you’ll appreciate that, too.
In northern Idaho, water sports and hiking are on everyone’s schedule, but with less than 20 people per square mile, in Idaho you’ll never find places crowded. There is a lot of wide open space here for when you want to get away.
Home to native tribes since time immemorial, the region was “discovered” in the early 1800s by fur trappers and traders. Decades later, timber and mining attracted investors and new residents.
Currently, tourism and recreation is Coeur d’Alene and northern Idaho’s biggest draw. Camping, boating, fishing and hunting are popular outdoor pastimes. Regional communities offer lake activities during beautiful summers and snow sports during the cold days of winter.
Coeur d’Alene attractions include shopping, fine dining, arts and cultural activities, an active nightlife, and attractions for the entire family.
The Inland Northwest’s diverse environments span from mountains to deserts, rivers and lakes to urban centers and rolling farmlands. Spokane Teaching Health places Family Medicine residents at the heart of it all.