Each year Providence invests approximately $3M to the Family Medicine Residency Program. In 21 years more than 125 residents have graduated from the program and continued to serve local communities.
At the Providence St. Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program our mission is to train our residents in five specific areas:
Care of the Poor & Underserved
As a Family Medicine Residency Program affiliated with the Sisters of Providence Health System, we are committed to providing care for the poor and underserved. We serve a large disadvantaged population in our practice and promote this core value in our residents' future practices.
Training for Full Scope Family Practice for Rural Southwest Washington
We train residents for rural and small town practice, particularly for Southwest Washington. A rural family practice month is required in each of the three years of training.
Family-Centered Maternity Care
Our curriculum provides four months of obstetrics during our training program. This includes three months in the first year and one month in the second year, covering labor and delivery, learning labor management of high and low risk OB, surgical skills, and outpatient management of low risk obstetrics. Residents provide maternity care in their own practice throughout their training and participate in Adolescent OB clinic in the third year.
Personal & Professional Balance
We promote personal and professional balance for our residents. Three weeks of vacation are provided each year. There is an annual all-resident retreat, as well as a retreat at the conclusion of the first year of training. Support groups meet twice a month as an ongoing source of resident support and growth. Our Resident Wellness Committee sponsors social activities and stress management workshops.
Quality & Innovation
We have been selected to participate in national grants and collaboratives that are redesigning patient care as we know it.
One of six clinics (and the only residency) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to design and implement the chronic care model in a primary care setting.
One of 15 clinics participating in the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality collaborative to develop and implement best practices for asthma management.
Spirituality and Medicine
Recipient of the John Templeton Foundation grant to develop a longitudinal curriculum that incorporates biomedical ethics, patient behavior, medical practice and healing.
Nationally recognized for implementing innovative group visits for adolescent OB, asthma, diabetes and well-child care.
Pioneering Redesign of Office Practice
Working with a community coalition, we received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to radically redesign use of support staff, technology and processes to improve care, efficiency and provider satisfaction.
Electronic Health Record
We implemented our first electronic health record, Centricity, in 2005. We then transitioned to Epic in December of 2012. With Providence Health and Services now on Epic our patient charts are fully integrated across our healtcare system to better facilitate patient care.