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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

  • Clinic orientation (Block 1 in Corvallis for all family medicine interns)
  • Inpatient medicine (3 blocks)
  • Inpatient pediatrics (at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis)
  • Inpatient pediatrics (at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland)
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • General surgery*
  • ICU (at the VA in Portland)
  • Cardiology
  • Clinic month*
  • OB/GYN
  • Emergency medicine*

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.

* The Lebanon track will have continuity clinic days, the clinic month, general surgery, ED and OB/GYN in Lebanon. The Albany track will have continuity clinic days, the clinic month, general surgery and OB/GYN in Albany (ED is in Corvallis at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center).

Second year

  • Emergency medicine
  • Inpatient medicine (at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis)
  • Inpatient medicine (at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital)**
  • Inpatient pediatrics (at Good Samaritan in Corvallis)
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Gynecology clinic
  • OB/GYN**
  • Clinic/Research month
  • Urgent care
  • Community medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Elective (2 blocks)***

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.

** The Lebanon track will have continuity clinic days and OB/GYN in Lebanon (with the second inpatient month at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital).

Third year

  • Rural inpatient medicine
  • Inpatient pediatrics (at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis)
  • Infectious disease
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Clinic/Research month
  • Hospice
  • Pediatric emergency medicine (at Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland)
  • Elective (5 blocks)

 

*** 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.

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

 

Didactic components

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.

Daily noon lecture
Mondays and Tuesdays
Internal medicine noon lecture curriculum series consists of the following areas:

  • Outpatient medicine
  • Sub-specialty medicine
  • Pharmacy medicine
  • Business, law and ethics of medicine
  • Morbidity and mortality conferences

Wednesdays
One of the following:

  • Resident support/CBT with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Herman
  • Pharmacology and research methods by Dr. Bill Origer
  • Family medicine topics
  • Internal medicine noon lecture

Thursdays
Family medicine board review:

  • Work through board study questions
  • Review recent article from American Family Physician

Fridays
Grand Rounds CME at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Academic half day
Two half day per block is designated specifically to address and discuss clinical and practice management topics. This time is protected from rotation and other clinical responsibilities and all interns and residents attend. Residents are assigned to coordinate at least one half day per academic year. They work closely with faculty members to develop an educational plan.

Journal Club
Journal Club is held the first Wednesday evening of each month and is hosted at the home of an attending physician. Dinner is provided. All interns and residents attend. The focus is on interpretation of journal articles pertaining to practice guidelines in family medicine. Past topics covered include osteoporosis, vitamin D, CBT, cholesterol guidelines, migraine management, influenza vaccines and many more.

Scholarly activity
Each resident is expected to design and complete a scholarly activity during the course of their residency. This can entail quality improvement projects, case studies, original research, CAT (critically appraised topic), community projects and others.

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
  • Hep 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 manual treatment) to student athletes at OSU
  • International rotations in Guatemala, Haiti, Africa or Mexico