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Curriculum Highlights - Chehalis

Hospital Experience

The first year of training at the Rural Training Program (RTP) is spent at Providence St Peter Hospital with the core program. During the 2nd and 3rd year most of your rotations will take place at Providence Centralia Hospital and in the Chehalis/Centralia Community. You will have a few rotations at St Peter Hospital, including a night rotation to get experience teaching the first year residents.

Continuity Clinic

Your continuity clinic will start at Chehalis Family Medicine in the first year to start your integration into the rural community and will continue for all three years.

Specialty Clinics

Clinic highlights include an opportunities to work in our specialty clinics which include Home Visits, Neurpsych Clinic, Nursing Home Visits, OMT Clinic, Procedure Clinic and Suboxone Clinic.

Procedure/Specialty Training

Procedural training includes: common dermatological procedures, nail removals, circumcisions, IUDs, Nexplanon insertion/removal, endometrial biopsies, laceration repairs, orthopedic procedures including steroid injections and casting and splinting.

Some of our partner groups you will work with for specialty training include:

  • The Providence Centralia Women’s Center for colposcopy and further gynecologic and OB training
  • NW Pediatrics for more outpatient pediatric experiences
  • Washington Orthopedics
  • Inpatient hospitalist service and Emergency Department at Providence Centralia Hospital
  • Providence General Surgery

Outpatient Experience

You will have similar opportunities as the core program for global health (Haiti, Kenya and Guatemala), electives,and  involvement in high school sporting events. You will get training in Suboxone/Addiction Medicine and receive your buprenorphine waiver. We are developing group visits (Prenatal Clinic and Diabetes) and as a resident you will play a key role in the development of these visits. 

We believe that resident input is integral to the development of a successful residency program and thus, you will have the opportunity to help direct your learning experiences.

In your second and  third years, you will have longitudinal experiences to help prepare you for rural family practice by providing continuity for your patients in clinic, during hospitalizations, and for deliveries and postpartum care. 





4 weeks

May Madness (R3 Orientation) 4 weeks Gyn Focus Week   5 weeks

Inpatient Medicine (PSPH)

8 weeks

Family Medicine

4 weeks

 Ortho Focus Week 4 weeks 

Night Medicine (PSPH)

2 weeks

Inpatient Medicine (PCH)

8 weeks

 Geriatric Focus Week 2 weeks 

Inpatient Pediatrics (PSPH)

4 weeks

Inpatient Pediatrics (PSPH)

2 weeks

 ED Focus Week  5 weeks

Obstetrics (PSPH)

8 weeks

Obstetrics/Gynecology (PCH)

8 weeks

Chief Weeks  18 weeks

Night Obstetrics (PSPH)

8 weeks

Night Rotation (PSPH/PCH)

4 weeks

Specialty Focus Weeks  5 weeks

Ambulatory Pediatrics (Tacoma/SPFM)

4 weeks

Ambulatory Pediatrics (Centralia)

4 weeks

Pediatric ED After Hours Clinic Weeks (PCH)   2 weeks

Pediatric Emergency (Tacoma)

4 weeks

Emergency (PCH)

4 weeks

Clinic Focus Week   1 week

Orthopedics (Centralia)

4 weeks

Surgery/Anesthesia (PCH)

4 weeks

Elective Week  10 weeks 

Elective (Rural)

4 weeks


4 weeks


Longitudinal Experience

2 weeks

Longitudinal Experiences

10 weeks


Longitudinal Experiences Include but are not limited to:

  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Management
  • Dream Team (Behavioral Health + Pharmacy Integrated Team)
  • ED Casting Experience
  • Nursing Home
  • Outpatient Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine


Chehalis Family Medicine Residency is developing a wellness curriculum for all residents and faculty. Our goal is to help enable resident and faculty develop a work life balance and to prevent burnout for a decades long career.