PGY-1 Family Medicine Residents – Pullman

Bolu Olawuyi

Bolu Olawuyi, MD

Education: BS in Biology from Niagara University, MBA from Eastern University
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Hometown: Leduc, Alberta
Languages Spoken: English, Yoruba
Hobbies: I love body building, poetry, music, football, rugby and soccer.
Why did you decide to become a family medicine physician? My desire for family medicine started at a young age when I lived in a rural region in Lagos, Nigeria. We had little/no access to health care and I saw the effect it had on the community. My desire to pursue family medicine was solidified after the passing of my father. Witnessing my father’s medical journey, I learned that comprehensive care and preventative management can have profound outcomes on an individual’s prognosis, morbidity and mortality. I want to be a physician who emphasizes preventative and evidence-based practices to ensure positive patient-centered outcomes.
Why are you excited to train in Pullman? I am excited to train in Pullman because of the welcoming environment of the staff, amazing support of the community and opportunity to practice medicine in a rural setting. I pictured myself in Pullman.

Jeff Ward

Jeff Ward, DO

Education: BS in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University
Medical School: William Carey University
Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and trying new things. I also enjoy watching and playing sports such as golf, basketball, football, tennis and hockey.
Why did you decide to become a family medicine physician? I have always felt drawn to family medicine. Family medicine is filled with opportunities to develop relationships with patients. Not only is connecting with patients something I enjoy, I believe that it is necessary in order to provide optimal care. The opportunity to work with patients on resolving a wide range of concerns was another reason I was drawn to family medicine. I am passionate about empowering patients to take control of their own healthcare, and family medicine provides the perfect opportunity to do so.
Why are you excited to train in Pullman? I spent almost all of my childhood growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Having been gone for about the past decade pursuing an education, I feel like I’m coming back home. I can’t wait to be a part of the community. I am very excited about the many unique opportunities in healthcare that are available in Pullman.

Mohammed Younes

Mohammed Younes, MD

Education: BS in Psychology from University of Alberta
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic
Hobbies: Watching/playing almost all sports, martial arts, cooking, and eating.
Why did you decide to become a family medicine physician? The most appealing aspect of family medicine to me is the ability to grow with your patients and really work on building long-term physician-patient relationships. I also love that family medicine, especially in a rural area, is kind of like a “jack of all trades” field. I love the versatility that comes with it. Family medicine is also unique in the sense that patients can more or less choose their primary care physician. It puts the onus on me to be a great doctor and an even better person; that’s what medicine is all about.
Why are you excited to train in Pullman? I have always wanted to work in a rural area, but Pullman is much more than JUST a rural area. I have heard nothing but great things about Pullman and its community. Having the privilege of training at a critical access hospital will also be a great opportunity to learn and get many unique experiences that will only make me a better doctor. I am also excited to be back in a small town where almost everyone knows each other. Those who haven’t experienced that before really don’t know what they are missing out on!