What Makes Us Special

 Nationally Recognized

  • Great success with residents obtaining fellowships in their chosen specialty 
  • Recent residents were offered fellowships at the following institutions


  • Mayo Clinic


  • Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia


  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of New Mexico

General Medicine

  • Harvard University


  • Oregon Health Science University
  • University of Washington


  • University of Utah
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Tennessee


  • MD Anderson
  • Dartmouth University
  • Indiana University
  • Bay State Medical Center

Infectious Disease

  • University of Utah
  • Oregon Health Science University
  • University of Washington


  • Harvard
  • Oregon Health Science University

Occupational Medicine

  • University of Colorado

Palliative Care

  • Oregon Health Science University

Pulm/Critical Care

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • NIH
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Washington


  • University of California, Davis

Women's Health

  • Cleveland Clinic

Selected National Lectures (Core Faculty)

  • 2015 National SGIM Meeting: Innovations in Medical Education Oral Presentation: Complex Case Conference: Multi-Disciplinary Rounds in an Outpatient Clinic
  • 2015 National Meeting Press Ganey: Compassion and the Patient Experience
  • 2015 National Meeting Catholic Healthcare Association: Creating a Compassionate Healthcare System
  • 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine: Teaching Procedures to Internal Medicine Residents: Curricular Innovations in Procedures Training
  • 2013 Annual National Conference: Advanced practice in Primary and Acute Care: Procalcitonin in Respiratory Tract infections
  • 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine: Procedure in Internal Medicine, Workshop presentation
  • 2012 Infectious Disease Society of America: Treatment of Infections Due to Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
  • 2012 American College of Physicians: Outpatient Use of Antibiotics
  • 2011-12 National Infectious Disease Board Review Course: Antibiotics, Pneumonia, and Skin Infections
  • 2011 Infectious Disease Society of America: Antibiotic Resistance
  • 2011 American Thoracic Society State of the Art Course - Pleural Disease
  • 2011 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Great Cases - Master Clinician Session
  • 2011 Infectious Diseases Society of America: New drugs for antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacilli
  • 2011 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Top papers in antimicrobial chemotherapy
  • Immunizations (SGIM 2011)
  • Sentinel Events (SHM 2011)
  • 2010 ACCP International Conference - Moving Beyond Light's Criteria
  • 2010 ACCP International Conference - Pulmonary and Critical Care Pearls
  • 2010 ATS International Conference - Great Cases - Master Clinician Session
  • 2010 ATS International Conference - Improving efficiency by quality improvement
  • 2010 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy: Status of the pipeline for new antibacterials
  • 2010 Infectious Diseases Society of America National meeting - Antibiotic-resistant gram-Negative Bacilli
  • 2010 Infectious Diseases Society of America National meeting - Off-label use of antimicrobials
  • Pulmonary Pearls (ACCP 2009)
  • Biomarkers in Respiratory infections (ICCAC 2009)
  • Teaching Quality Improvement (APDIM 2009)
  • Gram Negative Infections (IDSA 2009)
  • Pleural Infections (ATS 2009)
  • Developing Electronic Sign Out (APDIM 2009)
  • Managing Team Conflict in ICU (ACCP 2009)
  • Teaching System-Based Practice(SGIM 2008)
  • Integrating Core Competencies (APDIM 2008)
  • Teaching EKGs (SGIM 2008)

Academically Innovative

We constantly adapt our curriculum to the current and future needs of our residents.

Progressive responsibility by restructuring ward services

  • New PGY2s work directly with hospitalists in order to solidify their clinical skills/approaches before supervising interns or students.

Theme-based Noon Conference Series

  • Each week focuses on specific topic area (e.g. diabetes, Atherosclerotic heart disease, AKI) small group problem based learning, EBM, simulation are all incorporated. Learning management software organizes the educational material.

Developing expertise in Quality Improvement

  • Resident work in collaborative teams with faculty mentorship over 3 years to implement, complete and present resident designed projects.

Point-of-care ultrasound

  • Currently integrated into our procedure rotation and being studied in our QI curriculum. The plan is to expand utilization and venues progressively over the next three years.

Advanced Focus Areas

  • Individually designed clinical experiences allow interested residents to gain special certification in areas of personal interest.
  • Current Advanced Focus areas include primary care, hospitalist medicine, HIV care, women’s health, palliative care, behavioral medicine and teaching in medicine.
  • Residents who elect to pursue an area of Advanced Focus will graduate from residency with greater knowledge and an expanded, explicitly defined skill set. This allows them to make special contributions to their practices and to their patients once in practice.

International health

  • We have an almost two decade long partnership with Moi University in Kenya and currently developing opportunities in Guatemala. Residents may also choose to volunteer elsewhere.
  • Working in developing countries fosters cross-cultural understanding and nurtures the altruistic spirits of our physicians.

Shared continuity practices

  • Residents may tailor their continuity experiences to their personal educational goals.
  • Weekly continuity clinics with general medicine faculty, geriatricians, medicine subspecialists or gynecologists are all options.

Community Focused

Within the residency

  • Annual retreats, monthly house staff group meetings, weekly resident support groups, monthly residency sponsored gatherings over pizza, monthly wellness conferences. 

After residency

  • Service to the underserved 30 percent of general medicine graduates work in rural or underserved areas
  • Staff physicians for Multnomah County Indian Health Service Clinics, and National Health Service
  • Recent graduates have taken positions doing service work in Zimbabwe, the highlands of Peru, and Malawi.