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Welcome to Our Program

Our program is dedicated to training full-spectrum physicians who are able to meet the needs of the communities around them and advocate for change. We embrace lifelong learning and forward growth, both as individuals and as an organization.

Our fully-accredited residency program operates in three different communities (Albany, Lebanon and Corvallis), but comes together as a cohesive unit in our home base of Corvallis, Oregon. This allows residents to work in a variety of practice settings to better understand population health disparities and patient demographics.

With the help of our residents, we will continue to evolve and progress as a program and we look forward to meeting you.

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Meet the Director

I look forward to working with you and encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about my vision for the residency, approach to education, or leadership philosophy. I hope that you find Samaritan Family Medicine as the right residency program for you.

-John A. Edwards, MD, MPH, FAAF


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Curriculum

This three-year (36-month) program is designed to prepare our residents to be leaders in healthcare, with the skills to practice a full-spectrum of family medicine. The Academic year is divided into 13 blocks each year and has a longitudinal element as well as the block rotations.

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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, as well as our coastal sites in Lincoln City and Newport, 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?

The Samaritan Family Medicine residency trains our residents to care for patients from all walks of life. We are committed to recruiting a diverse group of physicians to our program, and we are mindful of all aspects of identity, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, religion/spiritual practice, and age. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our residents and faculty in the years to come, ensuring the success of our trainees who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, and educating our residents on the inequities that patients continue to experience.