Providence Medford ED receives Outstanding Clinical Site Award from OHSU

August 07, 2013

Gina Jones, regional coordinator for the Oregon Health & Sciences University physician assistant program, presented Providence Medford Medical Center’s Emergency Department with the annual Outstanding Clinical Site Award on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 
      
“This award is to acknowledge the outstanding PA training support and guidance provided by the Providence ED team,” Jones said. “Our PA students have told us that Providence Medford is one of their favorite rotations because the clinicians are eager to teach and they truly prepare the students to become better clinicians. The rotation with Dr. Cory Bergey is by far the most talked about and favorite among PA students each year. The students also appreciate the culture of caring at Providence.”
      
Providence Medford has accepted 46 PA students since 2005 and encourages them to train at the ED to learn as much as possible. Students complete eight five-week rotations, including six required rotations and two electives. Emergency medicine is one of the required rotations. The rotations follow a rigorous one-year didactic, or classroom-based, phase.
      
“It has been rewarding over the past eight years to contribute to the education of our future Oregon providers,” said Cory Bergey, D.O., medical director for the Providence Medford ED. “Providence Medford has a wonderful team that enjoys mentoring students, helping to facilitate growth and knowledge. I look forward to continuing our commitment to the OHSU PA training program.”
      
“The Providence Medford ED team is proud to be a part of the educational journey for a variety of healthcare students,” said Susie Johnson, RN, BSN, manager of emergency services. “Helping students gain knowledge through experience is part of our core values of excellence and stewardship.”
      
Providence Medford participates not only in the PA training program but also in the education of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nursing students and medical students.