The residents at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC) are a diverse and enthusiastic group. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each brings a unique perspective to residency. During this formative experience, the residents themselves are an integral part of the supportive and nurturing learning environment at PSVMC. The small size of the program, the presence of talented peers, and the humane call schedule all combine to allow important relationships to develop and flourish.
Our Residents at a Glance
Our Residents' Scholarly Achievements
Our Graduates at a Glance
Message from the Chief Resident
You are so close to finishing medical school but at the very beginning of a wonderful, life long career in Medicine. What a better place to come, than Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland Oregon. We pride ourselves in teaching you the skills you need to be a self-sufficient, capable, well rounded doctor regardless of the career pathway you choose after graduation.
There are many ways to enhance your educational experience here, whether you prefer didactics (such as morning report, noon conference), small group tutorials (ID teaching rounds, ACU attending rounds), Journal club, M&M to name a few. We are the only residency program at this hospital which means we have direct access to Specialists to share the care of our patients with. Without fellows at our program, interns assigned to the ICU are the doctors who place central lines and who intubate patients. As a resident in our continuity clinic, 70% of your appointments will be with your own patients which is one of the highest in the country and makes for a primary care education second to none.
One of the other benefits of our program is the collegiality and support provided by our residents. It is a small program and as such you will make lifelong friends within it. From food carts, to the great outdoors, the endless summer, tax free shopping and hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes - Portland is a wonderful place to live. Schools are some of the best in the country, it is easy to go from A to B on public transport and the winters are mild. According to Forbes magazine, Portland is #3 in terms of the best place for business and careers. The average commute is 26 minutes and it has a relatively low crime rate. Additionally, you can't beat all the brewpubs with more than 30 in the Portland area alone so if you are an IPA fan, this is the place to be.
I'm so glad that I chose Providence St. Vincent Medical Center to complete my residency, and I feel that I received training to adequately prepare me for the workforce, I hope you choose us too.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Natalie Freidin, M.D.
Chief Resident 2015-2016
Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency Program