OHSU Entering Medical Students

08/05/05    Portland, Ore.

Twenty-one entering first-year Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine students are getting an up-close look at the lives and work of family physicians throughout the state. These students are part of the 19th annual Summer Observership program, which is designed to give interested students a taste of what practicing family medicine, mostly in rural communities, is all about.

From Sunday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 12, students will live in the homes of community physicians and fully participate in the day-to-day realities of the clinical as well as the personal side of a family physician's life.

"The Summer Observership was originally designed to stimulate student interest and understanding of family medicine as a specialty," said Kathy Chappelle, M.A., director of the program.

The program is also intended to attract future physicians to underserved and rural communities. The observerships allow students raised in urban areas the chance to experience first-hand the rewards of being a small-town or frontier physician. Students relate to their Summer Observership physicians as early mentors and role models, and often form bonds that last beyond graduation from medical school. 

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Attached is a list of all the student observerships, their location and the family physicians with whom the students are paired.

2005 OHSU Summer Observerships:  August 7 - 12

Aumsville: Scott Haden, M.D. and Tanie Hotan, M.D., Aumsville Medical Clinic, 1401 N. Tenth Ave., Stayton, 503 749-4734; student, Jill Roche

Bend: Stephen Knapp, M.D., 726 Wall St., 541 382-4721; student, Jamie Keller

Bend: Kathleen Antolak, M.D., Bend Memorial Clinic, 1501 N.E. Medical Center Dr., 541 382-2811; student Marisol Toliver-Sokol

Corvallis: Mark Rampton, M.D., Corvallis Family Medicine, 2400 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541 757-2400; student Marc Montanaro;

Eugene: Mark Lyon, M.D., Peace Health Medical Group, 3299 Hilyard St., 541 342-338; student Ashlee Weimar

Hermiston: Douglas Flaiz, M.D. and Guy Oltman, M.D., Family Health Associates, 600 N.W. 11th Street, Ste. E15, 541 567-6434; student Scott Davis

Hood River: Maria Czarnecki, M.D., 1021 June St., 541 386-6404; student Renee Rutledge

Klamath Falls: Jim Novak, M.D., Klamath Medical Clinic, 1905 Main St., 541 882-4691; student Maire Brennan

Klamath Falls: Wendy Warren, M.D. and Jim Calvert, M.D. Cascades East Residency Program, 2800 Daggett St., 541 885-0326; student Christopher Hale

Klamath Falls: Jerri Britsch, M.D., Klamath Medical Clinic, 1905 Main St., 541 882-4691; student Kristy Walton

Klamath Falls/Chiloquin: Curt Hanst, M.D., Klamath Tribes Health Clinic, 3949 S. Sixth St., 541 783-3293; student Seth Williams

La Grande: Bryan Conklin, M.D., La Grande Family Practice Associates, 710 Sunset Dr., 541 963-4139; student Drew Ross

Lakeview: Spencer Clarke, M.D., Lake County Medical Clinic, 624 South J. St., 541 947-3622; student Chad Lindroos

Lebanon: Mary Lou Belozer, M.D.,Mid Valley Medical Group, 425 N. Santiam Hwy., 541 451-7800; student Maria Mayes

Madras: Doug Lieuallen, M.D., 76 N.E. 12th St., 541 475-3874; student Jill Rasmussen

McMinnville: Leslie Brott, M.D., Physician's Medical Center, 254 N.E. Norton Lane, 503 472-6161; student Anna Kneitel

Medford: Brent Burket, M.D., Jennifer Thoene, M.D., La Clinica Del Valle, 3617 S. Pacific Hwy., 541 535-6239, student Eric Munoz;

Newberg: Tami Rodgers, M.D., Providence Family Medicine, 308 Villa Rd., 503 537-1850, student Kristen Riegert;

Salem: Jim Heder, M.D., Mark Scherlie, D.O., West Salem Family Practice, 1275 Wallace Rd., N.W., 503 371-3232, student Sam Bremmer;

Salem: Michelle Rasmussen, M.D., Pacific Family Medical Center, 1285 Liberty Street S.E., 503 540-7477, student Jessica Davis;

Wheeler: Harry Rinehart, M.D., The Rinehart Clinic, 230 Rowe St., 503 368-51892, student Mara Colbert;