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Rotation Schedule

The academic year consists of 13 blocks which are each four weeks in length. A sample of the family medicine curriculum is listed below.

Intern year: Interns have one half day of continuity clinic per week the first half of the year, then one full day of continuity clinic per week the second half of the year. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations and no clinic when on away rotations.

Second year: Second year residents have two full days of continuity clinic per week. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations and no clinic when on away rotations.

Third year: Third year residents have two full days of continuity clinic per week. All residents are limited to one half day of clinic per week while on inpatient rotations. 

PGY-1: Intern Year PGY-2: Second Year PGY-3: Third Year
Intern Orientation: 4 weeks Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks Rural Inpatient: 4 weeks
Internal Medicine (Days): 8 weeks Inpatient Medicine: 4 weeks Inpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks
Internal Medicine (Nights): 4 weeks Rural Inpatient Medicine: 4 weeks Infectious Disease: 4 weeks
Inpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 4 weeks at Randall Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks Sports Medicine: 4 weeks
Outpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks Gynecology Clinic: 4 weeks Clinic/Research Month: 4 weeks
ICU: 4 weeks at Portland VA OB/GYN: 4 weeks at track site Continuity & Gynecology Clinic: 4 weeks
Cardiology: 4 weeks Clinic/Research Month: 4 weeks Hospice: 4 weeks
OB/GYN: 4 weeks Urgent Care: 4 weeks Elective: 20 weeks
Clinic Month: 4 weeks Community Medicine: 4 weeks  
Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks Dermatology: 4 weeks  
General Surgery: 4 weeks Elective: 8 weeks                                                             

 

Sample Elective Rotations

Addiction medicine Hospice/palliative care Psychology
Allergy/immunology Integrative medicine Pulmonology
Anesthesiology Nephrology Radiology
Bariatric surgery         OMM Rheumatology
Dermatology         Ophthalmology Rural family medicine
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) Orthopedic surgery Sleep medicine
Endocrinology Pain management Urology
Gastroenterology         Pathology Vascular surgery
Geriatrics Plastic surgery
Hematology/oncology Podiatry 

Didactics

The clinical experience will be supplemented by a structured didactic program comprised of a daily noon conference, monthly journal club, and two academic half days per block.

Weekly didactics

Mondays & Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Combined Family/Internal Medicine lecture series:

  • Sub-specialty medicine

  • Pharmacy medicine

  • Business, law & ethics of medicine

  • Morbidity and mortality conferences

First and third Wednesdays:

  • Resident support/CBT with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Herman

  • Pharmacology

Second and fourth Wednesdays:

  • Afternoon didactics with a variety of family medicine topics and workshops

Family Medicine board review:

  • Work through board study questions

  • Review recent article(s) from American Family Physician

Grand Rounds CME at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Academic half day

Academic half days occur three Wednesday mornings per year. These activities will be in collaboration with the other residency programs at Samaritan Health Services and will usually involve national speakers.

Journal Club
On the first Wednesday evening of every block Dr. Origer leads journal club. Residents are assigned articles one to two weeks ahead of time. The program provides a catered dinner at a faculty member’s house. After dinner there is a group discussion on how to accurately read and interpret journal articles and clinical evidence. At the end of each session the residents decide what topic they would like to address at the next journal club.

Scholarly activity
Each resident is expected to design and complete two scholarly activities during the course of their residency. This can entail quality improvement projects, case studies, original research, CAT (critically appraised topic), community projects and others. Timely goals with the purpose of advancing your project starting intern year are met during didactic sessions when protected time is devoted to scholarly activity workshops. All residents are encouraged to either publish or present a poster locally or nationally. GME funds are provided if you choose to present at a national conference.

Community and international involvement

  • Pop Warner physicals: Provide free sports physicals to local youth athletes
  • Tar Wars: Speaking at elementary schools about risks associated with tobacco exposure
  • Hepatitis C clinic: Opportunity to work with infectious disease specialist managing a panel of patients with Hepatitis C, from diagnosis to treatment.
  • OMT at Oregon State University: Clinic offered once weekly to provide OMT (osteopathic manipulative treatment) to student athletes at OSU
  • International rotations in Guatemala, Haiti, Africa or Mexico
  • Community Outreach Inc. (COI) Clinic
  • Gathering Together Farms Free Clinic