Flexibility and Breadth
All residents in the program receive training in full spectrum care. Our graduates overall average nearly 80 vaginal deliveries per resident with a range from 65 to 200. In addition, these deliveries are spread evenly across training with approximately 40 deliveries in the R1 year and 40 deliveries in the combined R2 and R3 years. Beyond this breadth of training for all residents, we will individualize your training. This is accomplished through Areas of Concentration and through the wealth of connections across the country created from training family physicians for 44 years. Areas of Concentration are tracks that are accomplished within the three years of residency training and provide additional expertise in a focused area. We offer AOCs in Addiction Medicine, HIV Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Maternal-Child Health, Reproductive Health, Sports Medicine, Rural Medicine, Palliative Care and Global Health. Finally, we offer Fellowship opportunities in Addiction Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Sports Medicine. Fellowship adds one year to training and prepares graduates to sit for certification (Sports Medicine) or specialty board examinations Addiction and Integrative Medicine).
The curriculum is constantly evolving with input from the residents and faculty. All residents and faculty participate in an annual, in depth review of the curriculum. We aim to continually improve our training to meet the needs of our residents and their patients. Most of all, we operate this program in full partnership with residents; residents are involved in all levels of leadership and decision making.
Fianlly, the Pacific Northwest is a great place to train. There is a strong tradition of family doctors practicing full spectrum primary care. Our graduates tend to enter community practice settings, where inpatient medicine and obstetrics is the standard of practice.