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Welcome to Our Program

The Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program is in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, located 30 minutes south of Salem and nestled between the Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountains. 

During your residency, you will be part of Patient Centered Medical Homes serving patients in the surrounding communities. We care for a population of patients who live in wide range of communities including underserved, rural and suburban. We are passionate about community engagement and are consistently exploring ways to serve those in our communities.

We aim to recruit and mentor emotionally intelligent residents who are curious, motivated, growth oriented, and resilient as they develop the skills and knowledge to care for all patients across the lifespan. 

We look forward to getting 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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The current curriculum is a divided into 13 academic blocks per year with longitudinal elements embedded throughout your three years of training. There are longitudinal experiences in leadership, inpatient medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and osteopathic manipulative medicine. 

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Communities We Serve

We are one program with two continuity clinic site locations in 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.