About our Residency

Why four years?

Family Medicine is a comprehensive, integrated,and diverse specialty. It is rapidly changing and increasingly being called upon to guide health care reform. Our residents receive superior education and preparation necessary for the challenges of family medicine - today and tomorrow.

We're recreating Family Medicine education

Throughout their four years, OHSU Family Medicine residents experience more rotations in population health, leadership and technology. Training incorporates more time in pediatric care, maternity care and geriatrics. Over the course of four years, residents highlight their individual passions and skill sets in capstone projects. Those interested in academics work with faculty to develop skills in education and supervision. Research-minded residents have access to a robust research department.

Read more about our decision to transition to a four year program here.

What sets us apart

Residents enjoy a personal, small-team experience within their clinics, with all the benefits of a large hospital system. Our patient-centered clinical teams of practicing faculty, residents, and staff see about 200,000 patients per year. We offer residents:

  • Full-spectrum maternity care with an option for C-section training for motivated residents
  • Research department with expertise in educational, clinical, translational, and evidence based communication research
  • Balance of tertiary care training and education experiences in both community and rural settings
  • Collaborative relationship with faculty
  • Vibrant communities rich in arts, environmental, recreational, and culinary experiences
  • Rural health centers
  • Kaiser Permanente practice
  • Urban community practices
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • University-based practices

A residency experience tailored just for you

Our four-year Family Medicine curriculum is focused on you: the modern, full-spectrum practitioner. We provide flexibility to explore multiple areas of interest and to develop skills that will serve you in the 21st century. In our program, you will experience:

  • Individualized learning plans
  • Career selective blocks
  • Life-long learning skills
  • Inter-professional team-based care
  • Training in population health
  • Information management
  • Transitions of care skills
  • Commitment to public policy

Here's to the next generation

OHSU Family Medicine residents leave their residency equipped to advocate for public health and primary care as physicians, medical directors, educators or leaders in healthcare policy.