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Welcome to Our Program

The Samaritan Health Services Orthopedic Surgery Residency is dedicated to training future orthopedic surgeons to immediately step into community-based practice.

Our residents are exposed to all areas of orthopedic surgery, allowing them to graduate and practice general orthopedics without fellowship training. Residents receive training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, a tertiary care hospital. Residents rotate at other hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers in the Willamette Valley and Portland to round out their educational experience.

Residents are given increasing levels of independence as they are taught to provide team-based care to patients in our community. We emphasize self-directed learning to provide the skills needed for life-long learning.

Orthopedic surgery is a rapidly changing field, and residents learn how to keep up with the ever expanding information. This includes an understanding of research methods and the basic science behind musculoskeletal care. At Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery Residency, we work alongside Samaritan clinicians as a whole to create orthopedic surgeons who are able to provide care to patients in the community using a team approach and continuing education.

Comprehensive Experience for Quality Patient Care

Our orthopedic surgery residency program prepares surgeons for successful careers by offering a comprehensive training experience. Residents receive training in all subspecialty areas of orthopedic surgery. Residents are involved in the clinics, hospital and the simulation lab. Our residents are encouraged to show leadership and participate in improving the program. Resident input is solicited and valued when making decisions about the training program. 

Our program is based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, the largest tertiary care hospital within Samaritan Health Services. Residents rotate at outlying facilities in Portland to increase the breadth of their experience.

Orthopedic surgery residents at Samaritan have no fellows to compete with for operative experience. On most services, the resident works one-on-one with a faculty member.


Curriculum & Didactics

Our Orthopedic Surgery Resident Program features a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with a wide spectrum of hands-on experience.

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Directors & Residents

Our residents are dedicated to osteopathic practices within primary skills.

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 skilled surgeons dedicated to educating the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

Post-Residency Fellowships

Following the residency, many of our residents pursue additional sub-specialty training. Residents have been accepted into fellowships across the U.S. in multiple orthopedic sub-specialties, including total joints, sports medicine, foot and ankle and pediatric orthopedics.

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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! 

What Our Residents Say

"The residency program was overall a great experience. It provided a strong mix of specialties in an awesome location. Because of my time at Samaritan, I was able to match into my top fellowship and felt prepared for practice after my training." 

-Brian Scrivens, DO, Class of 2019

"As a student, the camaraderie between the residents at GSRMC was unlike any other program that I visited.  This culture, paired with a strong emphasis on education both in didactics and the operating room, made me select GSRMC as my top choice for residency.  I love that my co-residents always keep me laughing and remind me of the importance of a work-life balance."

-Delaney Keane, DO, PGY-2 resident

 "When applying to orthopedic surgery residency programs, there are many important factors to consider.  I found the community at Good Samaritan one of comradery and positivity. The attendings are engaged, approachable teachers. The academics are thoughtfully organized and stimulating. Finally, the town of Corvallis has endless opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing, breweries, coffee shops, farmer’s markets, and close access to some of the best places in Oregon and the nation.  My wife and I have found a home and family in Corvallis, and I am thankful for the opportunity to train at such an amazing place."

-Jared Sanderford, DO, PGY-3 resident