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Curriculum by Year

As a rural training program, residents complete their first-year hospital rotations with the St. Peter Family Medicine Residency program interns at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Second and third-year rotations are done predominately at Providence Centralia Hospital.

Residents have inpatient and obstetrical rotations in all three years to develop the skills to continue practicing full-spectrum medicine post-graduate. While at Providence Centralia Hospital, residents enjoy the autonomy they receive while working in a small community hospital.

See sample intern schedule

Obstetrical Experiences:

  • Residents care for prenatal patients in their continuity clinic and are involved in their deliveries and postpartum care.
  • Residents spend additional time with our obstetrical group in their office to gain skills in managing obstetrical patients in a high volume practice in Centralia.
  • Residents have rotations in Obstetrics in all 3 years. While at Providence Centralia Hospital, residents receive a lot of autonomy, working directly with their attendings. Residents gain experience with c-sections during their rotations and can utilize elective time for additional obstetrical experience if desired. Residents additionally cover call during their rotations in their 2nd and 3rd years during their obstetrical rotations to come assist for any c-sections.

Pediatric Experiences:

  • In additional to caring for pediatric patients in continuity clinic, residents have several other experiences in Pediatrics.
  • Residents participate in Inpatient Pediatric rotations at Providence St Peter Hospital in their 1st and 2nd years with both Family Medicine attendings and Pediatric attendings from Seattle Children's Hospital caring for pediatrics and newborns in the Special Care Nursery.
  • In the 2nd year, residents rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. They additionally rotate with Northwest Pediatrics in Chehalis longitudinally for urgent care shifts.
  • Residents have ambulatory pediatric experiences in their 1st year rotating with various pediatric specialists.
  • Residents care for newborns during all of their Obstetrical rotations. Additionally, in the 3rd year, residents participate in Newborn Call to round on newborn babies and are called in for any newborn resuscitations.

Inpatient Experiences:

  • Residents have rotations in Inpatient Medicine in all 3 years. In their first year, residents rotate with the Family Medicine service as well as with the hospitalist service at Providence St Peter Hospital.
  • Residents rotate with the hospitalist service at Providence Centralia Hospital in their 2nd and 3rd year. At Providence Centralia Hospital, there is an open ICU and so residents can gain additional experience caring for complex critically ill patients.
  • Residents have night inpatient rotations in their 1st and 2nd years of residency.

Emergency Medicine Experiences:

  • Residents rotate in the Emergency Department at Providence Centralia Hospital all 3 years of residency.
  • Additionally, residents rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in their 2nd year.

Resident Call:

  • Residents take surgical assist call on their Obstetrical rotations in their 2nd and 3rd year to assist with c-sections.
  • In the 3rd year, residents participate in Newborn Call to assist with rounding on newborns and newborn resuscitations
  • Additionally. residents in their 3rd year rotate on Clinic Call to take after hour phone calls for patients from our clinic.

Orientation/May Madness:

  • In block 3 of intern year, after getting their feet wet in various rotations and clinic, all interns have a 4 week orientation block combined with the St Peter Family Medicine interns.
  • At the end of the 2nd year, residents get together again with the residents from St Peter Family Medicine in a rotation called May Madness to get ready for the last year of residency. There are various community medicine, practice management experiences interspersed as well as time to work on scholarly activity and quality improvement during this rotation.

PGY-1

PGY-2

PGY-3

Orientation

Clinic weeks

4 weeks

1 week

Family Medicine
"May Madness"

4 weeks

Clinic weeks

19 weeks

Inpatient Medicine (PSPH)

10 weeks

Inpatient Medicine (PCH)

6 weeks

Inpatient Medicine (PCH)

8 weeks

Night Medicine (PSPH)

2 weeks

Night Medicine (PSPH/PCH)

6 weeks

Obstetrics (PSPH)

Night Obstetrics (PSPH)

8 weeks

4 weeks

Obstetrics (PCH)

6 weeks

Obstetrics (PCH)

4 weeks

Gynecology

2 weeks

Gynecology

2 weeks

Gynecology

2 weeks

Elective/CME

4 weeks

Elective/CME

8 weeks

Psychiatry

1 week

Psychiatry

1 week

Psychiatry

1 week

Palliative Care/Geriatrics

1 week

Palliative Care/Geriatrics

1 week

Palliative Care/Geriatrics

1 week

Addiction Medicine

1 week

Addiction Medicine

1 week

Addiction Medicine

1 week

Inpatient Pediatrics (PSPH)

8 weeks

Inpatient Pediatrics (PSPH)

2 weeks

Ambulatory Pediatrics

4 weeks

Longitudinal Ambulatory Pediatrics/Clinic Weeks

9 weeks

Emergency (PCH)

2 weeks

Emergency (PCH)

Pediatric Emergency (Mary Bridge)

2 weeks

4 weeks

Emergency (PCH)

4 weeks

Orthopedics (Centralia)

4 weeks

Surgery/Anesthesia (PCH)

4 weeks

Orthopedics/Sport Medicine

4 weeks

*PSPH = done at Providence St Peter Hospital
*PCH = done at Providence Centralia Hospital

"The learning environment of our clinic in a rural setting is very strong. The hospital training we get is beyond what someone in a rural track would expect because we get to rotate at two different hospitals, Providence St. Peter and Providence Centralia." - Benjamin May, DO, class of 2020