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Our Residents

The residents at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC) are a diverse and enthusiastic group. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each brings a unique perspective to residency. During this formative experience, the residents themselves are an integral part of the supportive and nurturing learning environment at PSVMC. The small size of the program, the presence of talented peers, and the humane call schedule all combine to allow important relationships to develop and flourish.

Message from the Chief Resident

Hi there!

Welcome to our residency program webpage. We hope that you find this page useful on your next step in your professional journey.

Some can say I’m on the 5 year St. Vincent plan. I started at PSVMC as a 4th year medical student. I had an incredibly inspiring few weeks and decided to join this program and now, after completing my residency, I am happy and honored to be around for another year as chief resident.

Many aspects influenced my decision to train here, most importantly, the camaraderie among the residents which creates for an incredible learning environment. I enjoy coming to work every day and spending time with my fellow residents, many of whom I know will be lifelong friends.

As important as that camaraderie is, your residency experience will be defined by the setting, the patients and the core faculty. We provide a unique learning experience being a smaller community program situated in a bigger hospital. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is a large 550 bed hospital with one of the busiest emergency departments in the state and a Center for Excellence in cardiac and stroke care. We recently added a brand new expanded medical ICU and in 2020, started a cardiac transplant program. Because we are one of the busiest transfer centers for central, southern and western Oregon, as well as southwestern Washington, you will see patients with a wide range of both unusual and common disease pathology. We take care of a diverse patient population, from corporate executives to the significantly underserved. Many of our faculty and residents volunteer at the Borland Free Clinic, a very rewarding and valuable experience serving a particularly vulnerable population. As a resident at PSVMC, you will develop close mentoring relationships with core faculty and specialists alike. Although St. Vincent is a large hospital, the residents have a familiar home on the Accountable Care Unit where structured interdisciplinary bedside rounding creates a rich learning environment and establishes a close clinical partnership with nursing and other hospital staff.

Whatever your professional aspirations in medicine, whether primary care, hospital care or subspecialty fellowship, I know you will be well served at St. Vincent. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to train here, surrounded by a group of faculty who genuinely care about resident learning and well-being. I wish you luck on your journey to find the right fit for you.

Best,

Boris Rozenberg

Chief Medical Resident

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center