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.
The foundation of our Primary Care Track is the robust categorical ambulatory curriculum that seeks to develop well-rounded and skilled general internists. Any resident may choose to join the primary care track for their R2 and R3 years for targeted training for a career in primary care. Interested residents opt in during their intern year and join their peers for the annual Primary Care Workshop in the Spring. With elective time, residents in their R2 and R3 years can spend over 50% of their time in the ambulatory setting.
This is a three-week outpatient rotation designed to highlight primary care in a setting off the hill. We have partnerships with a variety of sites:
- Alaska Native Medical Center - AK
- Chemawa Indian Health Center - Salem, OR
- Indian Health Service - Tuba City, AZ
- Old Town Clinic Community Health Center - Portland, OR
- Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center - Lincoln City, OR
- VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics - Portland, OR
- Virginia Garcia Community Health Center - Hillsboro, OR
- Winding Waters Clinic - Bend, 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. The R3 Primary Care rotation includes experiences such as dermatology, sports medicine, women's health, procedure clinics, time in the human performance lab, pre-op medicine, teaching, co-precepting in your continuity clinic, and scholarship. Residents have the opportunity and flexibility to tailor this rotation to their career interests.
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 (nexplanon 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), additional advocacy training, networking, and mentorship.