Creating the Future of Family Medicine
OHSU's 4-year Family Medicine Residency Program is designed for those looking for a comprehensive, integrated, diverse program that will provide them superior education and preparation for the challenges of Family Medicine practice – both today and tomorrow. Our 4-year Family Medicine Residency curriculum creates flexibility for residents to explore areas of interest and to develop skills to serve them into the 21st Century. In our program, you'll experience:
- Training in population health.
- Interprofessional team-based care.
- Transitions of care skills.
- Life-long learning.
- Information management.
- Individualized learning plans.
- Commitment to public policy.
- Career selective blocks.
Here's what our first 4-year residency class has to say:
I was interested in the 4-year program because my interests within family medicine are so broad. I knew I would need more than three years to be able to explore my areas of interest in-depth. The curriculum will give me the opportunity to focus elective and rotation time on the aspects of family medicine that interest me the most and to develop procedural skills to a level of competency that I would not have time to do in a regular three-year curriculum. I am also excited that this expanded program includes an emphasis in relevant areas such as leadership and the Patient-centered Primary Care Home, since these will be very pertinent to my career once I leave residency." - Emily Waterman, MD, MPH
"Health care is changing so quickly, and family medicine is really the only specialty positioned to create the primary-care foundation we need for a well-functioning, outcomes and patient-based system. I think the transition to a 4-year program recognizes three essential truths: (1) family medicine is increasingly broad in scope, and the extra year allows for expansion of skills and knowledge from a traditional curriculum; (2) many of these skills go beyond clinical practice, and are essential to create advocates and leaders in the specialty to guide ongoing change; and (3) supplementing a broad primary-care training with focused experiences will expand what we're able to offer patients as a specialty. I believe the 4-year program will produce even stronger graduates, and in the long term, help to appropriately raise the status of primary care within medicine. - Jessica Johnson, MD, MPH
"Family medicine physicians of the future will be expected to take a leadership role in not only the clinical management of our patients, but also the public policy direction of our health system. At a time when healthy policy and primary care has never been more exciting, an extra year of training will give us the broad perspective and skills to be leaders in family medicine going forward. To be skilled clinicians in three different specialties takes time and work. An extra year will help solidify our skills and give us more time to learn to teach them to others. Family medicine is a specialty of niches. Having an extra year to work on an intense project, allows us to explore more of those niches while still in a training environment." - Jason Kroening-Roché, MD, MPH
"Family medicine has a very broad scope of practice, and an extra year of training will hopefully make me more comfortable in my skill set. I was excited about the ability to tailor my training to my interests and get elective time for concentrated experiences. The leadership training offered by the longitudinal curriculum was exciting." - Kira Paisley, MD
Contact the Residency
|Roger Garvin, MD
Family Medicine Residency Program Director
|Valerie King, MD, MPH
Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine