Michael Watson, MD, FAAFP

Michael Watson
NWFMR

Residency Program Director

Education

Dr. Watson attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education.

He completed a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1997.​

Dr. Watson received a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Navy in 1997 and completed his medical studies in 2001, graduating from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.

From 2001–2004 he completed Family Medicine residency training at Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

​In 2010, he completed his Family Medicine Residency Network Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Areas of special interest

  • Professionalism Training in Residency Education
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Addiction medicine

Work experience

2015–Present: Program Director, Northwest Washington Family Medicine Residency

2014–2015: Family Physician, Group Health Physicians

2012–2014: Associate Residency Director, Texas Tech Family Medicine Residency, El Paso

2011–2012: Interim Program Director, Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency, Naval Hospital Bremerton

2010–2011: Associate Residency Director, Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency, Naval Hospital Bremerton

2007–2010: Family Medicine Faculty, Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency, Naval Hospital Bremerton

2004–2007: Senior Medical Officer, Bush Medical Clinic, Okinawa, Japan