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What Makes Us Special

Balanced support for all paths

  • General medicine - Our rich continuity clinic experience with a diverse patient population has successfully led our graduates to practice in different primary care models, home care, and geriatrics
  • Hospitalists - Our graduates have become hospitalists in multiple different systems, from small rural centers, where they may be the only internist on-site to large urban centers, collaborating with many different subspecialties
  • Subspecialty - Our residents are successful in obtaining fellowship in various specialties, pursuing careers in clinical practices, academics, and research. Many have stayed in Portland or returned after their fellowship training.
  • Global Health - Our graduates have taken paths leading to different countries, most recently in Peru, Malawi, and Haiti
  • Leadership - Many of our graduates take roles as medical director of their clinic, hospitalist group, or quality, as well as regional and national roles
  • Educators - The culture of learning inspires our residents to seek careers that include teaching, whether it be a formal faculty role or precepting with medical students


Our core faculty’s principal focus is on our residents.

  • Low resident to faculty ratio - We have 24 core faculty for our 31 residents—an exceptionally rich commitment
  • Structured mentorship - Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor throughout their residency. Residents may opt into a second mentorship experience to focus on specific areas of growth such as efficiency in patient care or preparing for the Boards
  • Informal mentorship - As the sole residency at our institution, our residents work directly with the faculty 1:1 on the wards, in the clinic and on subspecialties. This provides many chances to get to personally know the academic faculty who, in turn, can assist you in achieving your educational and career goals
  • Career planning - We provide ongoing structured curriculum to help residents along their career decision process, such as help in fellowship applications, CV development, and interviewing skills
  • Personal and professional growth curriculum - Residents learn skills in maintaining wellness and resiliency both during residency and beyond


Special curricular features that will uniquely enhance your education.

  • Unique progressive responsibility structure on the wards-R2’s will spend their initial rotations working 1:1 with a hospitalist, without supervising an intern. This lets them focus on their own learning and management of their patients. They progress to teams with 1 intern, then by R3 year will progress to 2-intern teams, and managing close to a hospitalist census
  • Longitudinal quality improvement curriculum
  • Procedure rotation
  • Longitudinal evidence-based medicine curriculum
  • Week-long theme based, small group noon conferences
  • Collaborative learning opportunities with faculty mentors
  • Individualized faculty mentoring
  • Rich academic environment –obtaining skills in life-long learning
  • Presentations at regional/national meetings
  • Individualized curriculum to target career goals
  • Personal and professional growth curriculum
  • Learning labs during the integrated ambulatory rotations