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Welcome to Our Program

We are a Family Medicine Residency focused on training physicians to enter rural and under-served communities in Oregon. 

We focus on training full spectrum physicians who can be leaders in their communities, have an understanding of population health, run an interdisciplinary team, all while providing excelling care to their patients.

Our program is dual-accredited with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We are based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. 

Our Mission

To create a superior educational environment centered on the core principles of family medicine, driven by quality and compassion, providing care that will benefit and improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.

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Curriculum

This is a three-year (36-month) program, designed to prepare residents to be leaders with a skill set to begin a full-spectrum family medicine practice. We offer opportunities for residents to use their electives to gain additional skills in a variety of fields including sports medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, inpatient medicine and osteopathic manipulation. The curriculum features both block and longitudinal experiences.

The academic year is divided into 13 blocks, each of which are 4 weeks in length. The block schedules are designed so the residents can build on their knowledge and skills by the way the rotations are ordered.

The core curriculum has six components including:

  1. Care of infants and children
  2. Human behavior and mental health
  3. Adult medicine
  4. Maternity and gynecologic care
  5. Surgical care
  6. Osteopathic principles and practices

The longitudinal curriculum includes the family medicine continuity clinic, osteopathic principles and practices, scholarly activity and practice improvement, and management of healthcare systems/transition to practice.

Time in the continuity clinic starts with interns seeing one half-day of clinic per week the first half of the year, and one full day of clinic the second half of the year. Both second-year and third-year residents have two full days of continuity clinic per week. All residents have one half-day of continuity clinic when on inpatient rotations, and no clinic when on away rotations. The residents will see their own empaneled patients during this time, as well as patients on their care team. 

Community Engagement

Samaritan takes pride in helping to strengthen the communities we serve. In Corvallis, the Boys and Girls Club includes a teen center and our residents participate with the pediatric clinic that is embedded in the center. In Lebanon, the residents - in conjunction with Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW campus - perform sports physicals for the Lebanon Community Schools district.

Our osteopathic residents help staff a weekly OMT clinic at Oregon State University where they are supervised by fellows and attendings in the OMM/NMM Plus One program and treat student athletes. 

During our community medicine rotation, the residents rotate at the Community Outreach Inc. clinic, Family Tree Relief Nursery and the Jackson Street Youth Shelter.  These experiences help familiarize the residents to the different resources in our community and how to help our patients access services. 

Many of our residents have received scholarships to complete international rotations. A few of the countries they have traveled to is Guatemala, Haiti, Ukraine, Africa, and Mexico.

 

Faculty & Residents

Our residents are an exemplary group with diverse interests within the scope of family medicine.

Our faculty are equally diverse in interests and style. We are fortunate to have a large group of committed and excellent practitioners dedicated to educating the next generation of family physicians. We continually hear feedback from rotating students and residents expressing excitement to have worked with our passionate and energetic attending family physicians.

Andrew Smythe, DO
"Samaritan Family Medicine was my top choice for residency because of the outstanding vibe I got and continue to feel everyday from the amazing faculty and fellow residents who are drawn to this place. Natural beauty, truly an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, is the backdrop to an osteopathically distinct family medicine residency program with strong inpatient and outpatient training that was the perfect fit.
Andrew Smythe, DO Class of 2017
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“I truly feel like I am part of a family at Samaritan Family Medicine. The residents strongly support one another, the faculty tailor our educational experience to our ultimate career goals and the program coordinators allow us to focus on the practice of medicine. I love being able to bike to work and to live in a place where I can be outside year-round. This program has been a perfect fit for me and I can’t imagine being anywhere else."
Hylke Sneider, DO, DO Class of 2020
Justin Bruno, DO
"I came to Samaritan for mainly one reason: my co-residents. It really does feel like I have known this group for a long time and I feel completely at home with them, not to mention the amazing attendings and work staff. This program provides the perfect place for me to learn not only the necessities, but also to expand my OMT skills and let me follow personal interests through my training."
Justin Bruno, DO Class of 2018
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"I am incredibly grateful for the experience I have had completing my family medicine training at Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency. I have received invaluable educational experiences and mentorship. My co-residents, faculty and other support staff have felt like a family to me.  The culture here is very supportive, and I feel fully equipped for the next stage of my career."
Cristina Capannolo, DO Class of 2019

Communities We Serve

We are one program with three continuity clinic site locations including Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon. Most of the rotations during the first year are done in Corvallis. During second and third year, all residents will have opportunities to rotate in the three communities while continuing to manage their patient panel in their own continuity clinic site. 

All of our continuity clinics are Patient-Centered Medical Homes with additional support staff to help care for our patients.  This includes mental health specialists, nutritionists, pharmacists, care coordinators and others.

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Explore Our Region

From the Willamette Valley to the central Oregon Coast, our region offers beautiful landscapes, endless recreation and many wonderful cities to call home.

Ready to Apply?

Applications may be submitted anytime before November 15 of the year prior to the desired contract year.

The Family Medicine Residency Program reviews applicants in the NRMP match. We start reviewing applicants when ERAS opens so applying early is recommended. We offer roughly 100 interviews for our nine spots.  Below is our minimum requirements for review.

Graduation from an accredited medical school within 3 years:

  • USMLE step 1 score > 215 or COMLEX level 1 score > 450
  • US citizen (hospital does not offer J1 visas)

We look favorably upon applicants who perform well in medical school, have a shared vision of caring for the underserved in Oregon and are actively engaged in additional extracurricular activities. We also value experience with research, publications and leadership. 

If you would like to spend time on a rotation with our program during your fourth year of school, we offer a limited number of two to four-week audition rotations. Apply today.