Rural Surgery

Three Rivers Medical CenterThe Department of Surgery is invested in educating its general surgery residents to be competent to practice independently in any setting, rural or urban. To that effect, we have partnered with the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Oregon (2012 estimated population: 34,805; US Census Bureau) to place two fourth year residents there for one year of training. These residents typically anticipate practicing in a rural area upon completion of their residency, or in one case, in a country with an under-served population. The residents sent to Grants Pass are selected by the Program Director after expressing interest during their first or second year of training. These residents have the opportunity in Grants Pass to work with general surgeons, urologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, vascular surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. The case logs from residents who have completed a year in Grants Pass reflect a diverse and  comprehensive experience with ample time in the operating room.

Learn more about OHSU's first of its kind Rural Surgery Training Program, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2013.