Our Residents

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

Welcome to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Selecting a residency training program is an important decision, and one that will have a lasting impact on the type of physician you will become. Everyone enters the residency selection process with different priorities in mind. Whether you are considering our program because of an interest in living and working in Portland—which was named 2014’s “Best City in America”—or a desire for comprehensive internal medicine training in a family friendly environment, I would love to help you decide if our program is a good fit for you.

Our hospital,—a center of excellence for both stroke treatment and advanced cardiac care—is one of the top three hospitals in Oregon. With a large catchment of patients, you will be provided a diverse and challenging assortment of cases to learn from.

Our faculty is comprised of general internists with fellowship training in academic medicine, hospitalists, and subspecialty colleagues who all share a dedication to providing excellent teaching. There is a strong ownership of your patients from day one, and with no competing training programs, our residents attribute high levels of autonomy and procedural skills leading to their higher satisfaction.

Additionally, there are many research and academic opportunities available here at Providence St. Vincent. This includes preparing publications, case presentations, or posters for ACP and specialty society meetings. Whether you are interested in primary care, hospital medicine or continuing your education in fellowship, there is no limit to the opportunities available to you.

The people at Providence St. Vincent are what make this program truly unique. We have a friendly, knowledgeable group of resident physicians from across the county with diverse backgrounds. Your colleagues will become like an extended family and many residents socialize with each other outside of the hospital. We are a family-friendly program that promotes a healthy work-life balance. All this is layered on top of a scholarly and academically-rigorous education.

I hope you can see what a wonderful training program we have at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. I look forward to personally talking with you about our program and wish you the best of luck with the residency interview process.

Sarah Dawson, D.O.
Chief resident
Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency Program