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Longitudinal Curriculum

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  • Interspersed throughout all years, residents are involved in additional experiences to strengthen the breadth of training needed for family medicine
  • Nursing Home: Residents participate in the care of elderly patients
  • Palliative Care: Residents work with the inpatient and outpatient palliative care teams to improve their knowledge in end-of-life care.
  • Inpatient Psychiatry: Residents work with the inpatient psychiatry team at PSPH to gain more training in psychiatric medication management.
  • Home Visits: Residents participate in-home visits to care for their vulnerable patients.
  • Specialty Experiences: Residents spend time with specialists during longitudinal rotations as well as during elective time

Electives & Global Health Experiences

  • The joy of practice. Physicians who have variety in their practice are more likely to stay there. We believe physicians can carve their path for the future, and electives are an excellent resource to accomplish this. More OB, procedures, Hepatitis C treatment? Global health experiences? We encourage residents to take electives in their “niches” to tailor their future practice for maximum satisfaction. We have residents doing C sections, integrative medicine, ICU and inpatient care, urgent care and everything in between.
  • Global Health Electives: There is funding available to help residents interested in participating in Global Health Electives. We have several relationships with programs in Kenya, Guatemala and Haiti, to name a few.

Community Medicine

  • Residents are given opportunities during their training to visit and learn about community organizations within Chehalis/Centralia, which they can then utilize for their patients.
  • Residents are regularly scheduled with the Free Clinic in Centralia, Health and Hope.
  • We are primary providers for the Anderson House Emergency Foster Home.
  • We are partners with the Lewis County Drug Court and we work with a local church to provide addiction services.
  • We offer annual mass sports physicals for children who need them to begin a sports program or who do not have a primary care provider.
  • Residents are encouraged to participate in various community events and presentations throughout their training.