OHSU Hospital & Clinics
The OHSU Hospital and Clinics are Oregon’s main clinical teaching facilities for the next generation of health care professionals. Patients come from as far away as Alaska, Montana and California but most are from Oregon. In addition to providing primary and secondary care services to residents of the Portland area, OHSU Hospital is a major tertiary referral center, particularly in areas of transplantation (kidney, heart, liver, bone marrow), cardiology, oncology, trauma, interventional radiology, obstetrics and ophthalmology.
In 2006 OHSU completed a new patient care tower (Kohler Pavilion) and the Biomedical Research Building on the main campus. In early 2007 the Center for Health & Healing (CHH) was completed at the new South Waterfront campus on the Willamette River. A three minute aerial tram ride connects the two campuses.
Portland VA Medical Center
The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center serves Oregon and Southwest Washington and acts as a referral center for Idaho, Alaska and Northern California. Many medicine sub-specialties are fully integrated with OHSU programs. Medical staff at the Portland VAMC have dual-appointments with OHSU. Because OHSU Hospital and the Portland VAMC are adjacent and connected by a sky bridge, continuous exchange of attending staff exists between the hospitals. The VAMC has a high volume short stay care (SSCU) and complex diagnostic unit (CDU) that has helped obviate many admissions and facilitates outpatient diagnosis, procedures such as coronary angiography, and management of complex illnesses such as cancer and advanced heart failure.
Kaiser Permanente is a not-for-profit HMO where residents train for 2 blocks in their 2nd year and often again in their 3rd year. The majority of this training is in outpatient clinics, where residents see patients in both internal medicine clinics located throughout Portland as well as medicine and surgical subspecialty outpatient clinics. They engage in a weekly health systems curriculum, attend weekly didactics in topics relevant to clinical practice, and prepare and deliver their own didactics and case presentations to their peers.
Central City Concern
Central City Concern Old Town Clinic is a county-funded clinic that sees uninsured and Medicaid individuals, and OHSU internal medicine faculty supervise the clinic. Residents rotate through this low-income clinic in downtown Portland on NE Burnside St during their ambulatory rotations or for a second primary care clinic. Residents also rotate at Hooper Detox clinic in NE Portland, where they learn about inpatient detoxification.
Central City Concern Old Town Clinic recently received LEAP (Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices) recognition from the RWJ Foundation. It was one of only 30 clinics nationwide that were identified as being exceptionally innovative in ambulatory practices.
Outside In is a clinic devoted to homeless or low-income teenagers and young adults in SW Portland near Portland State University. Residents will rotate here during their ambulatory rotations or for a second primary clinic. An OHSU pediatrician with a specialization in adolescent medicine supervises the clinic.
Providence Medical Center
Providence Medical Center is a 448-bed hospital located in northeast Portland. Providence sponsors its own internal medicine residency program. The OHSU resident supervises a Providence intern on one of the inpatient services. The resident assigned to Providence participates in the educational conferences provided to the Providence housestaff. The rotation provides residents exposure to the private practice model.