Tribal Health announces Carey Downey, M.D., will begin a medical rotation at Tribal Health medical clinics on October 22 through November 17, 2019. 


As a licensed physician today, Dr. Downey graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine with a medical degree in 2018.


Dr. Downey’s hometown is Pocatello, Idaho, and her undergraduate degree is from Montana State University.


While working at Tribal Health, Dr. Downey will see patients at all  the medical clinics reservation-wide. She will be supervised by Tribal Health Medical Director Bernadette Corum, M.D.  


“This residency program is part of a goal that Tribal Health has been developing for several years now,” said Dr. Corum.  “Having a resident physician is good for our community, as Dr. Downey will be another doctor for patients to access, with the benefit that our community will actually be helping her learn more to be a better physician in the future.”


In her free time, Dr. Downey enjoys gardening, horse riding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, and painting.  She has also spent time in western Montana when she did full-time research in Hamilton, Mont. at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  


Resident doctors are doctors in training. They have graduated from medical school, been awarded a doctorate degree in medicine, and now are training to be a particular type of doctor — such as a family doctor, pediatrician or pediatric specialist, or a type of surgeon.  All residents are supervised by a legally responsible senior physician.