Dr. Austin Gillette grew up in the farming community of Paul, Idaho where he learned hard work, and to love the outdoors and the rural way of life. Growing up he enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing, and working on the farm. His dream was to become a family physician and return to Idaho.
After serving an LDS mission in Venezuela he returned to Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in Psychology. He then studied medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and was one of the family medicine student leaders at the university.
After medical school Dr. Gillette completed a rural residency program in Pocatello, Idaho that focuses on preparing rural doctors with procedural, hospital, and obstetrical skills necessary to treat patients in outlying communities.