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Teaching future doctors keeps him fresh

UW med students learn about rural medicine from Dr. Andy Castrodale and the team at CMC

Growing up on the Colville Indian Reservation, Andy Castrodale had no intention of staying in rural Eastern Washington.

"I was going to get out and I wasn't coming back," he said.

And yet, for 21 years he's been practicing family medicine in Grand Coulee.

Castrodale laughed.

"I also hadn't planned to be a physician."

He studied microbiology as an undergrad at the University of Washington, thinking...


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