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Comprehensive Training for Competent & Compassionate Patient Care

We offer excellent internal medicine training in a unique, thriving small college town community at our level II trauma center and largest hospital in our service area, which includes three counties and about 290,000 residents.

Our residents enjoy a collaborative atmosphere and practice with experienced general internists as well as dozens of other specialists. Our program prides itself on the faculty and peer support as well as extensive exposure to a breadth of disease processes.

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Meet the Director

Skotti Church, MD, leads the Internal Medicine Residency program. A medical graduate of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Church did a residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She recently joined Samaritan Internal Medicine in Corvallis and specializes in geriatric medicine.

Dr. Church is a lifelong learner who loves science, values personal relationships and loves working with future aspiring internal medicine physicians.

About Our 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.

Curriculum & Didactics

Learning Objectives

The residency program is both hospital and clinic-based training in the comprehensive care of the adult patient. We focus on health promotion, disease prevention and care of acute and chronic health concerns in the adult population. Our program goals align with our sponsoring institution’s (Samaritan Health Services) mission of Building Healthier Communities Together.

Brittney Olson 321 BGC
"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
Nicholas Brown 321 BGC
"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
James Townsend 321 BGC
"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."
James Townsend, DO

Communities We Serve

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.

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Explore Our Region

The Willamette Valley is filled with a variety of activities and outdoor adventures, ranging from hiking and mountain biking to mellow floats down the river in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy a day or weekend ski trip to one of several ski areas in the Oregon Cascades.

Corvallis also has a great variety of food options ranging from French pastries in the morning to late-night burritos, as well as several breweries, wineries and a local cider house. We even have a Farmer’s Market on Saturday with lots of local produce, farm-raised meats and bakeries selling fresh breads and treats that you can enjoy in one of the surrounding parks.

Corvallis is also home to the Oregon State Beavers and we have the opportunity to go to various Pac-12 sporting events. One of our favorites is when the Oregon Ducks come over to challenge us in the ‘Rivalry Game’ and the town shows up for an electrifying game!