Our primary care track is committed to cultivating humanistic, patient-centered and resilient primary care physicians who are exceptional clinicians and transformative leaders poised to innovate and advocate for all people within their communities.
In additional to our robust categorical ambulatory curriculum that seeks to develop well-rounded and skilled general internists as described above, any resident may choose to join the primary care track for their R2 and R3 eyars for additional training in primary care. If interested, interns join the primary care track on the scheduling survey they receive mid-year during intern year.
This is a three-week outpatient rotation in a rural or underserved community. Residents select one of the following opportunities:
- Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center - Lincoln City, OR
- Winding Waters Clinic - Bend, OR
- Indian Health Service - Tuba City, AZ
- Alaska Native Medical Center - AK
- Virginia Garcia Community Health Center - Hillsboro, OR
- Broadway Medical Clinic - Portland, OR
- VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics - Portland, OR
- Old Town Clinic Community Health Center - Portland, OR
The R3 primary care rotations are two different three-week blocks in the R3 year that include clinical experiences and teaching opportunities that help round out the education of residents seeking outpatient general internal medicine as a career. This is in additional to six-weeks of the outpatient Kaiser rotation in the R3 block. The R3 Primary Care rotation includes dermatology clinics, sports medicine, women's health clinics, procedure clinics, time in the human performance lab, pre-op medicine, teaching, co-precepting in your continuity clinic, and scholarship. Residents are also able to tailor this rotation to your career interests, for example, learning Exercise Treadmill Testing, or specialized procedure training (i.e. if working as an inpatient and outpatient doctor in a small town, for example).
This workshop takes place yearly in the spring and is tailored to cover topics that current and former primary care track residents requested. These sessions include skills sessions (nexplannon placement, joint injections, improv exercises on dealing with uncertainty and building relationships, etc.), medical knowledge (a deeper dive on caring for certain vulnerable populations i.e. undocumented patients, victims of trauma, transgender care, etc.), additional advocacy training, networking, and mentorship.
Mentorship & Networking
Additional mentorship and networking opportunities with PC learning community are available during journal clubs, social events, and career panels outside of the regular curriculum - including covered time to attend the NW Region Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting.