We have several specialty clinics to provide a wide range of outpatient specialty experiences including:
Procedural training includes but is not limited to:
Additional procedures are done during hospital inpatient and obstetrical rotations.
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.
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:
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.
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.