Family & Preventive Medicine
Since 1997, the OHSU Family & Preventive Medicine Residency Program has graduated leaders in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Through this joint program, we educate leaders in research, health policy, academic medicine, health care management and clinical care. Our residency graduates go on to practice in academic centers, public health departments, FQHCs, RHCs, the CDC, large health systems and international public health agencies. Most residents who choose this path combine research, management and other population-based activities with clinical and public health practice.
What our Family & Preventive Medicine Residents have to say:
"I chose the combined program at OHSU because it was one of the few that integrated solid training in both Family and Preventive Medicine over the span of four years, with strengths in both local and state public health partnerships. The intertwining of the two residency curricula provide two unique, complementary perspectives that develop and inform each other simultaneously, rather than in succession. That, and Portland was just the type of place I wanted to live for four (or more) years."
- Brandon "BJ" Lynch, Class of 2014
"I chose the combined Family Medicine & Preventative Medicine at OHSU program because it offered an unparalleled opportunity to train in traditional clinical medicine and population medicine simultaneously. I have been able to apply my MPH work to my clinical work, and this had made graduate school much more rewarding. As an applicant, I was inspired by the faculty and found them approachable. This has definitely held true during my training here. I wanted to be involved in health policy, and found Oregon policymakers and the policy process accessible. In other states, it might take years to make all the right connections, but largely due to our highly successful faculty, I was involved in successful legislation right away."
- Paige Hatcher, MD, Class of 2013