Katina Rue, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP


Dr. Rue is the Associate Program Director - Osteopathic Recognition at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency in Yakima, WA, where she also serves as the Medical Student Director. 

She completed her residency at Medical Center of Independence in Independence, MO and obtained her medical degree from Kansas City University in Kansas City, MO. 

What are your greatest professional interests?

I enjoy interaction with patients, families, and communities.  I love watching the medical students and residents grow and those AHA moments in medical education.  The connections we make with our learners, our patients and staff is truly what keeps me going every day.  On the flipside, healthcare leadership and advocacy, including advocacy for Osteopathic principles and practices is something which fills my cup in non non-workday hours!  Being part of the broader healthcare discussion and the impact which it makes is rewarding!

What are your personal hobbies and interests?

We live in the country on a small farm.  We have fruit trees, bee hives, and a fabulous cow!  We love it out here!  When we aren’t tending to the yard, we enjoy entertaining, travel, and exploring new things with the family.  My daughter and I love to craft!

If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about graduate medical education, what would it be?

The magic want of resiliency, and zapper of all things that cause burnout, including widget counting, redundancy, and medicine directed by non-clinicians!  Bring the joy back into medicine!

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