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Our Program

Our residency program provides exceptional teaching and mentorship in a state of the art, large community hospital setting. We have 28 internal medicine residents. Each year we accept 8 interns to our categorical program and 4 to our preliminary program.

The kind of physician you become is greatly influenced by the environment where you train. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC) values compassion, collaboration, and innovation. Our residents learn and work within an award-winning hospital known for its high value care. We serve a diverse population from a vast catchment area and have the busiest emergency room in Oregon. This results in excellent learning opportunities for our residents.

We are proud of the curriculum and patient care here at Providence St. Vincent, as well as the accomplishments and careers of our residents. We strive for a balance of different learning opportunities with graduated levels of responsibility that prepare our residents for any career. For inpatient medicine we designed four distinct ward teams, each with a different educational focus. Critical care is a favorite rotation which explains the frequent fellowship choice of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The resident continuity clinic is a Medical Home where residents learn to truly be the doctor for their patients while supported by their team of faculty mentors, medical assistants, quality nurses, behaviorist, pharmacist and social worker. Our sub-specialists with whom residents rotate are experts in their fields but know how to manage and teach uncertainty. As a small program within a large hospital and even larger health system, we are able to craft unique experiences to help our residents become the physician they wish to be.

We've highlighted below helpful details about our program. We hope you enjoy exploring, and please feel free to contact us with further questions.

Our Program

  • Curriculum
    Our curriculum provides a broad exposure to all aspects of internal medicine.
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
    The Department of Medicine Faculty Practice was created specifically to provide the best possible outpatient educational environment.
  • Accountable Care Unit
    Our Accountable Care Unit provides an innovative design in patient care and resident education.
  • Quality Improvement
    Supported by 1:1 mentorship and our 3-year curriculum, each categorical resident designs and leads a systematic change research project that resonates with their own career interests.
  • Didactics
    Morning report, noon conference, Grand Rounds and other scheduled conferences ensure that residents develop a broad knowledge base.
  • Global Health Rotation
    An international health rotation in East Africa is just one of several opportunities to enrich life experience and provide care for the underserved.
  • University Affiliation
    PSVMC is a major teaching affiliate of Oregon Health & Science University.

Marshall"In looking for a residency program, I was hoping to find a place where I would feel at home. I have found that at St Vincent. I love the collegiality here, not just within the program but between residents and attendings, and especially with the specialists who devote so much time to our learning. In our small program the bond between residents is close, and we know we can rely on each other in moments of both strength and weakness. Having worked as a non-physician provider for many years it was also important to me to work on a well-integrated team, which is prioritized here in the form of empowered pharmacists, social workers, nurses, and all the staff who make patient care possible. This program works, every day, to allow me to become the best physician I can be. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!"
2019 - 2020 Chief Resident, Kate Marshall, M.D.