Curriculum Highlights

Continuity Clinic

To integrate you into the rural community your continuity clinic will start at Chehalis Family Medicine beginning in your first year and will continue for your entire residency. You will have full days in clinic even when on inpatient rotations to help make clinic feel like your home base. You will also work closely with our interdisciplinary team (pharmacy and behavioral health).

Specialty Clinics

We have several specialty clinics to provide a wide range of outpatient specialty experiences including:

  • Suboxone Clinic
  • Procedure Clinic
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Clinic
  • Neurospych Clinic

Procedure Training

Procedural training includes but is not limited to:

  • Common Dermatological Procedures
  • Nail Removals
  • Circumcisions
  • IUDs
  • Nexplanon Insertion/Removal
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • Laceration Repairs
  • Joint Injection 

Additional procedures are done during hospital inpatient and obstetrical rotations.

    Hospital Experience

    Your first year of inpatient training at the Rural Training Program (RTP) is spent at Providence St. Peter Hospital with the core program with a few rotations in Centralia/Chehalis. During the second and third year, most of your rotations will take place at Providence Centralia Hospital and in the Chehalis/Centralia community. You will have a few rotations in your second and third year at St. Peter Hospital to get additional experience teaching first year residents.

    Outpatient Experience

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

    These longitudinal experiences include:

    • Geriatrics/Palliative Care/Nursing Home/Hospice Care
    • Dermatology/Wound Care
    • Community Medicine
    • Interdisciplinary Time with Pharmacy and Behavioralist
    • Specialty Clinic time for Procedures
    • Addiction Medicine Training in Suboxone Clinic
    • Osteopathic Manipulation Clinic
    • Rotations with various community specialists

    You are given more elective time as the years progress in residency. This can be used for away electives including several global health experiences such as Haiti, Kenya and Guatemala. There is funding available for these experience through the St Peter Family Residency in Olympia.

    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.

    Wellness

    At our residency program our goal is to help enable residents and faculty develop a work life balance and learn to prevent burnout for their entire careers. We incorporate wellness teaching in our didactics and workshops. We have quarterly wellness activities with the residents and faculty that are developed based on resident interests. In addition our residents participate in various retreats along with the core program in Olympia at St Peter Family Medicine.

    Curriculum by Year

    PGY-1

    PGY-2

    PGY-3

    Orientation

    4 weeks

    May Madness

    4 weeks

    Clinic weeks

    10 weeks

    Inpatient Medicine

    (PSPH)

    8 weeks

    Inpatient Medicine

    (PCH)

    6 weeks

    Inpatient Medicine

    (PCH)

    8 weeks

    Night Medicine

    (PSPH)

    2 weeks

    Night Medicine

    (PSPH/PCH)

    6 weeks

    Obstetrics

    (PSPH)

    4 weeks

    Obstetrics/Gynecology

    (PCH)

    8 weeks

    Obstetrics/Gynecology

    (PCH)

    6 weeks

    Night Obstetrics

    (PSPH/PCH)

    8 weeks

    Elective/CME

    5 weeks

    Elective/CME

    9 weeks

    Longitudinal Experience

    5 weeks

    Longitudinal Experiences

    7 weeks

    Longitudinal Experiences

    8 weeks

    Inpatient Pediatrics

    (PSPH)

    6 weeks

    Inpatient Pediatrics

    (PSPH)

    2 weeks

    Ambulatory Pediatrics

    (Mary Bridge/SPFM)

    4 weeks

    Ambulatory Pediatrics

    (Centralia)

    4 weeks

    Emergency

    (PCH)

    4 weeks

    Pediatric Emergency

    (Mary Bridge)

    4 weeks

    Emergency

    (PCH)

    4 weeks

    Orthopedics

    (Centralia)

    4 weeks

    Surgery/Anesthesia

    (PCH)

    4 weeks

    Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

    4 weeks