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Comprehensive Training for Competent & Compassionate Patient Care

The mission of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train competent and compassionate internal medicine physicians. We are a community-based program that aspires to train well-rounded physicians prepared for inpatient, outpatient and subspecialty careers.

An emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and comprehensive patient care create a solid foundation for new internists. With both hands-on experiences and an excellent didactic program, the program encompasses all areas of the internal medicine specialty.

The program works to promote a curriculum and experiences in community, public and global health, with several rotations and electives to help residents engage in their community and understand the social determinants of health.

Based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (GSRMC) in Corvallis, Oregon, this three-year (36-month) Internal Medicine Residency Program is dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). With both DO and MD faculty positions, GSRMC is the largest tertiary care hospital within Samaritan Health Services.

Our faculty comprise a wide array of hospitalists, subspecialists and community-based primary care internists. Our program values quality patient care; professional development and lifelong learning; scholarship and academic rigor; and the well-being of its residents, faculty and staff.

Curriculum and Didactics

Our Internal Medicine Residency features a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with a wide spectrum of hands-on clinical experience.

Clinical Rotation Sites

Our Internal Medicine Residency features a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with a wide spectrum of hands-on clinical experience. Samaritan’s Internal Medicine residents welcome their own patient panels at clinics throughout the mid-Willamette Valley.

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Director & Residents

Our residents are dedicated to the vitally important field of internal medicine.

Our faculty are mindful and attentive, providing comprehensive hands-on experiences and an excellent didactic program. We are fortunate to have a large group of committed and excellent practitioners dedicated to educating the next generation of internal medicine physicians.

Meet the Program Leaders

Sugat Patel, MD
Program Director

Christopher Small, MD
Associate Program Director

Shannon Foster
Program Coordinator

Featured in the photo to the right are our program’s leaders: Christopher Small, MD; Shannon Foster and Cosimo Storniolo, MD.

Meet our Internal Medicine Residents

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Explore Our Region

From the Willamette Valley to the central Oregon Coast, our region offers beautiful landscapes, endless recreation and many wonderful cities to call home.

What Our Residents Say

“My residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center was a very rewarding experience. I was exposed to metropolis level of pathology while working and living in a small town. I appreciated the availability of staff and attendings, as well as the close cooperation with specialists. I enjoyed my experience so much that I decided to stay on as an attending.” - Tony Townsend, DO

"Samaritan Health Services’ Internal Medicine Residency did an exceptional job of training me to be prepared for all aspects of being an effective physician. Through my residency I participated in the diagnosis and management of multitudes of pathologies, learned excellent medical reasoning, developed leadership skills, and made long lasting relationships with peers. I planned on coming here only for residency but because of the amazing environment I’ve now been here for eight years. I would have no hesitation to make the same choice again.” - Nicholas Brown, DO

"I really enjoyed my time at Samaritan. I started off as a medical student doing my clinical rotations and spending several months here made it my first choice for residency. The attendings are interested in your learning and are constantly striving to make you a better physician. One of my favorite things about it was that it had the small-town feel that you knew everyone, yet large enough that we take admissions from all around Oregon. And because we have most specialties, we are the main referral hub. By the end of my time, I had seen a wide array of different things. Because it is a smaller program, your voice is heard and they listen to our suggestions. It also allows you to have a one-on-one relationship with your attendings and fellow residents.” - Brittany Olson, DO