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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): 12 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: 8 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: 16 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, including:

Mondays: Continuing medical education in Albany

Wednesdays: Half-day didactics, including journal club and board review

Fridays: Continuing medical education in Corvallis and Lebanon

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.

Scholarly activity

Each resident is supported by a well-designed scholarly activity curriculum to help them in designing and completing 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