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Medical Student Rotations

The Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency Program is a major teaching affiliate of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is also affiliated with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (WSU). PPMC routinely hosts third year students from both medical schools for their required Internal Medicine clerkship rotations; fourth year medical students from both schools also come to PPMC for Medicine sub-internships and ID and ICU elective rotations. There are three to four medical students participating on the clinical services at any given time.

In addition the Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency Program draws medical students from across the U.S. for the Internal Medicine sub-internships and the elective ID and ICU rotations.

The educational program for the PPMC Internal Medicine clerkship rotations is spearheaded by Dr. Mary Anne Nidiry. Clerkship students are integrated into the day-to-day workflow, educational rounds, and the educational conferences of their ward teams. Specific mentorship is provided on their written and orally presented cases. Additional student-specific teaching sessions are provided by the medical education faculty and the hospitalist clinician educator faculty.

Fourth year students may rotate through the Medicine wards on fourth year sub-internships, on the Infectious Diseases consult service or in the ICU. An emphasis on learning, feedback, and practical experience is a key element of the clinical experience at PPMC. Dr. Mary Anne Nidiry directs the inpatient ward sub-internship experience. The hospitalist clinician educator faculty and the medical education faculty serve as the supervisors and educators. The Oregon Clinic Pulmonary/Critical Care physicians serve as supervisors and educators in the very active ICU. The PPMC Infectious Diseases Consultant group serve as supervisors and educators during the ID rotation.

Application Information

If you are a medical student at OHSU or WSU and are interested in a rotation at PPMC, please contact the coordinator at your respective school to arrange a rotation.

Medical students from other US allopathic or osteopathic medical schools who will have completed their required third-year core clerkships may apply for a fourth-year subinternship, the ID consult, and/or the ICU rotations.

Application Instructions

  1. Send an email request to our medical student coordinator for a list of open rotations. If there are openings that align with your schedule, proceed to next step.
  2. Complete the clerkship application.
  3. Collect the documents below numbered 2-9.
  4. Combine the applications materials listed below as one PDF in the order they are listed.
  5. Submit your PDF application to our medical student coordinator.

Application Materials

  1. Clerkship Application
  2. Letter of Good Standing from your medical school Dean's office indicating you are a 4th year medical student in good standing
  3. Medical School Transcript including GPA and/or class rank
  4. USMLE/COMLEX Transcripts
  5. Two clinical evaluations or letter of recommendation from internal medicine rotation
  6. Statement from your medical school verifying completion of a background check
  7. Statement from your medical school verifying liability coverage covered by your institution during the rotation
  8. Verification of personal health insurance coverage
  9. Verification of vaccinations, including COVID-19 vaccine