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Samaritan Celebrates Graduates & Welcomes New Class

The Samaritan Health Services Graduate Medical Education residency program continues to grow the future of health care in our region, welcoming 41 new residents who began clinical rotations on June 29.
Resident programs include traditional internship, internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics and dermatology (in affiliation with Silver Falls Dermatology).

“We are not only training a new generation of physicians, we are teaching them about a culture of respect, friendliness and going above and beyond for patient care,” said Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center COO, Becky Pape. “Say ‘Hello’ when you see them in the halls and let them know you are happy they’re here!”

Meanwhile, the fifth class of physician residents recently graduated, and six out of the 22 graduates will remain with Samaritan Health Services.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, 27 out of a total of 49 graduates of the residency program have elected to stay in Oregon to practice medicine, and 13 are employed by Samaritan.

To date, every graduate of the residency program is employed as a physician or taking part in a specialty fellowship.