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Our Curriculum

Curriculum Aims

We have designed the residency curriculum, with ongoing input from residents and faculty, to meet these aims:

  • Recognize the Patient-Centered Medical Home, or PCMH, as the core of our practice and training at Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency by integrating interns into teams within their clinic from day one and structuring both the inpatient and OB services to allow interns and residents to maintain a regular presence in clinic.
  • Longitudinal experiences for senior residents on labor and delivery, the family medicine inpatient service, and focused training in sports medicine, gynecology, outpatient pediatrics, emergency medicine and geriatrics.
  • Ensure high-quality, obstetrical experience for residents who want to practice obstetrical care
  • Guarantee residents who do not wish to perform deliveries after their residency a solid grounding in maternity care but also an alternative track with less OB and more inpatient medicine
  • Offer residents opportunities to work in a variety of team settings, including teaching andin supervisory roles with junior residents (I would drop this line as well- since it is an ACGME requirement). This would keep us to four bullet points which all differentiate us from other programs.

Our Curriculum

  • Your intern year will start with a 2 week introduction to internship. The rest of the year is divided into three and six week blocks. All the interns join back together after the first twelve weeks for community medicine training and community-focused activities.
  • In total, we have 3 week-long vacations + 5 flexible vacation days throughout the year.
  • After our overnight residency retreat in February, the entire intern class has a week of vacation. This makes for great retreats.
  • Every block includes continuity clinic with the exception of the three week ICU block.. OB and FM blocks have two full days of clinic most weeks.
  • Noon reports occur every Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday afternoons the majority of interns and residents have schedules blocked for case-based learning, resident meetings and support groups, and monthly clinic-based provider meetings and QI project time.

Intern Schedule Configurations

Intro to Internship I

2 weeks of orientation, ACLS, NRP, and hands-on training in different clinical settings.

Obstetrics = Providence Portland Medical Center 12 weeks, with 1-2 full days of clinic per week + prenatal care clinic, Fri/Sat or Sun/Mon off

Family Medicine = 21 partial weeks of inpatient family medicine at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. Three week blocks of FM have the following configuration for their 12 hour shifts:

  1. Sun - Wed days, Thurs, Fri clinic, Sat off
  2. Sun - Wed nights, Thurs post, Fri clinic, Sat off
  3. Thurs - Sat days, Sun off, Mon- Wed clinic.
  4. Thurs - Sat nights, Sun post, Mon off, Tues, Weds clinic

Community Medicine Week, all interns together week 13

Outpatient Pediatrics = 1 week outpatient pediatrics, 1 week NICU, 1 week vacation

Surgery = 3 weeks of OR, surgery clinics

Inpatient Pediatrics = Two three-week blocks at Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital

Obstetrics = 12 weeks Providence Portland Medical Center + prenatal care clinic

ICU = 3 weeks at Providence Portland Medical Center