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We are excited to expand our family medicine training to the Oregon Coast where there is a large patient need. We are recruiting for our first class to start in 2022. The first year of residency training will take place in Corvallis at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with the last two years of training in Newport, Oregon. You will have the benefit of developing a strong network of faculty and residents in both locations.

Who We Are

Our mission is to develop family medicine leaders - physicians who will positively effect change in their healthcare organization, community, and profession; regardless of resource constraints.

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From the CEO

“I am absolutely thrilled with the addition of the Family Medicine Rural Training track. This project has been in the works for a few years now - it’s been an idea for much longer.  The program has full community, leadership and medical staff support. We can’t wait to have our first group of residents come join our energetic and passionate family medicine team. We’re eager to experience the positive impacts that this residency will bring to the community and see how our community shapes the future leaders that we’re developing.”

Lesley Ogden, MD
CEO, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (Newport) and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (Lincoln City)


From the Program Director

I hope to have the pleasure of speaking with you about the exciting opportunity that awaits you at the Rural Family Medicine Program in Newport, Oregon.

I started my medical career as a general surgical intern, then as a resident. I enjoyed the mechanics and the technique of surgery, but I wanted a more preventative and proactive focus. I transferred to a family medicine and community health residency at the University of Florida, where I could use my surgical training but also focus on preventative care.

The opportunity to care for all ages, to focus on prevention, to provide guidance to achieve a happy, healthy life continues to motivate me. It is important to have each patient as an active participant in their care, to individualize care. 

Being in a rural private practice setting for 28 years as CEO and medical director provides me with a unique perspective. Financial viability, updating and maintaining clinical staffing and medical protocols and individualizing patient care were among my many responsibilities. My participation in local, state and national organizations - the American Medical Association, Washington Academy of Family Physicians and the Washington State Medical Association - helped me maintain knowledge about state and national issues relating to family medicine especially issues related to those faced by rural family physicians.

Physicians have their unique practice style. Each community is unique as is each patient we encounter. Getting involved in our communities helps us to understand and process the unique issues encountered by our patients. This helps us to individualize their care. Understanding helps us communicate with and educate our patients about their health.

Our residency program, with its association with the family medicine program in Corvallis, will provide the tools necessary for our graduates to be an active part of the medical and social communities in which they will practice. It will provide confidence in your ability to practice in a rural setting.

I am excited to provide leadership and training - providing mentorship with evidence based medicine, surgical technical training, sports medicine knowledge and always some laughter and empathy.

-Lucien (Luke) Megna, MD, FAAFP

Three Aims of the Program

  1. Community Engagement:  We aim to nurture community relationships through longitudinal engagement with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz and local nonprofit organizations. In addition, we seek to cultivate mentoring relationships with local students.

  2. Master Adaptive Learner:  We aim to develop physicians who are emotionally intelligent, curious, driven, growth oriented, flexible and resilient.

  3. Resident Wellness:  We aim to cultivate the ability to grow personally and professionally from challenging situations, while maintaining wellness.
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The curriculum is divided into 13 block rotations with longitudinal elements embedded throughout training. The rural training track will have some additional expanded experiences with specialists that will occur at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. Didactics will be weekly and combined with the Family Medicine Program in Corvallis.

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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.