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Rotation Schedule

The academic year consists of 13 blocks, which are a mix of two- and four-week rotations, with longitudinal elements embedded throughout your three years of training.  There are longitudinal experiences in continuity clinic, leadership, pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. A sample of the Family Medicine curriculum is listed below.

Intern Year

Continuity clinic will be each week except when on away rotations. Days in Continuity Clinic are adjusted per rotation. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations.

Ambulatory Care Month 4 weeks  Our interns spend their first rotation getting to know each other and getting familiar with the faculty and the three sites. During this time, they become certified for ALSO, NRP, and PALS.
Inpatient Medicine 12 weeks One four-week plus three separate two-week rotations working with either the Family Medicine or Internal Medicine team at a level 2 trauma center, as well as an additional two-week rotation on inpatient medicine night float. 
Inpatient Pediatrics 8 weeks One rotation on the pediatric floor at Good Samaritan followed by a rotation at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanual in Portland.
Obstetrics (L&D) 4 weeks Working with an OB-GYN and Midwife team for deliveries and management of labor. 
Continuity Clinic 16 weeks Managing your own panel of patients with your care team at your continuity site.
Outpatient Pediatrics 4 weeks Outpatient pediatrics with a variety of community pediatricians.
Sports Medicine 4 weeks The Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center working with patients from the community as well as Oregon State University athletes.

Second Year

Continuity clinic will be each week except when on away rotations. Days in Continuity Clinic are adjusted per rotation. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations.

 ICU  2 weeks  

Managing ICU at level 2 trauma center.

Inpatient Medicine 10 weeks

Three separate 2-week rotations working either on the Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Team at a level 2 trauma center, and two separate 2-week rotations working at a critical access hospital.

Emergency Medicine 4 weeks

Rotation at a level 2 trauma center with transfers from critical access hospitals.

Obstetrics (L&D) 4 weeks

Working with an OB-GYN and Midwife team for deliveries and management of labor. 

Continuity Clinic 8 weeks + Longitudinal Experience Managing your own panel of patients with your care team at one of the three continuity sites.
Gynecology 4 weeks  

Outpatient gynecology rotation with a community provider.

Outpatient Pediatrics 4 weeks  

Outpatient pediatrics with a variety of community pediatricians.

Urgent Care 4 weeks

Focus on triage, procedures, and clinic efficiency.

 
Dermatology 2 weeks

Exposure to a wide variety of dermatology treatments, procedures, and Mohs surgery.

Cardiology  2 weeks 

Inpatient experience working with the Cardiology service at a level 2 trauma hospital.

 
Electives 8 weeks Two or four week electives throughout the year

Third Year

Continuity clinic will be each week except when on away rotations. Days in Continuity Clinic are adjusted per rotation. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations.

Inpatient Medicine 6 weeks  
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 weeks Managing acute pediatric patients at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.
Continuity Clinic 14 weeks + Longitudinal Experience 

Managing your own panel of patients with your care team at your continuity site.

Hospice/Palliative Care 4 weeks Rotation with inpatient palliative services and time spent at the Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, OR. 
Behavioral Health  4 weeks  Outpatient rotation with Motivational Interviewing, mental status examination including appropriate referral for neurocognitive testing, and methods of diagnosis of conditions and neurodivergence. 
Sports Medicine 4 weeks

Outpatient sports medicine with a variety of community providers.

Electives 16 weeks  

Two- or four-week electives throughout the year.