1 Residency, 4 Years, 5 Locations
As one of our residents, you will be exposed to all aspects of family health
- Rural health centers
- Kaiser Permanente practice
- Urban community practices
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- University-based practices
Although your continuity practice will be at only one of these practices, there is universal exposure to all practice types. OHSU clinics offer full-spectrum, team-based health care including:
- Family centered maternity care (cesarean section, pre-pregnancy counseling, prenatal care delivery services and newborn care)
- Pediatric & adolescent care
- Behavioral health
- Geriatric care
- Women’s health
- Integrative medicine
- Sports medicine
- On-site radiology (x-ray) and pharmacy
- Comprehensive electronic health records
Starting in fall 2015, three of the 12 OHSU Family Medicine interns will begin their longitudinal curriculum at Kaiser Permanente Beaverton Medical Office.
OHSU Family Medicine and Kaiser Permanente are collaborating on a residency program that will expand training opportunities for OHSU residents and further expand curricular offerings, said Roger Garvin, MD, OHSU Family Medicine Residency Director. With the addition of the Kaiser clinical setting, the OHSU Family Medicine Residency program offers five healthcare modes: Rural health (Scappoose), community-based health (Gabriel Park), Federally Qualified Heath Center (FQHC)( Richmond), university-based care (South Waterfront) and integrated healthcare (Kaiser).
“This collaboration will allow us to train and to study training of residents in five very disparate healthcare systems with very different ways of providing care,” Garvin said. “We’re providing the full-spectrum of family medicine including different ways of delivering care in different business models.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership,” said Rowena Manalo, MD, Chief of Family Medicine at KP Beaverton Medical Office. “Kaiser has a strong history of Family Medicine residency programs in our California region, but this will be our first training site in the Northwest.”
Kaiser Permanente physicians approached OHSU Family Medicine about the collaboration, and following several meetings, an agreement was reached. Recruitment for the collaborative program is underway. Kaiser representatives are joining OHSU Family Medicine at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, August 7-9, in Kansas City, MO.
“We expect that the medical students we’ll be seeing in Kansas City will be very interested in the expanded clinical training opportunities that this partnership will provide,” Dr. Garvin said. “Coupled with our four-year curriculum, this new collaboration further strengthens our position as one of the leading family medicine residencies in the country.”
The partnership will provide more clinical collaboration with Kaiser as interns/residents will be doing inpatient work at the Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. Both organizations will work on creating other rotational opportunities for residents to work with Kaiser providers.
“Kaiser has a strong interest in primary care as the base of their system,” Dr. Garvin said. “They have strong resources in population health and leadership which we feel will fit very well with the competencies that we’re reinforcing in our residency curriculum redesign.”
KP has hired Dr. Greg Smith, University of Pittsburgh, as the associate residency director.
“We welcome Dr. Smith’s extensive teaching experience,” Dr. Manalo said. “Coupled with his expertise, we envision that our partnership with OHSU will be a synergistic relationship allowing us to learn from one another.”