Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I apply to the Rural Training Track?

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register for the match through National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The Rural Training track has a unique NRMP Match Number - 3198120C1. Please make sure to look for this number when applying through ERAS and ranking in NRMP.

Will my salary and benefits be the same as the core program residents?

Yes. All residents are provided the same salary and benefits within their peer groups. 
See the salary and benefits page.

Where do I need to live if I match with the RTP?

You will need to live within 30 minutes of Providence Centralia Hospital for your continuity deliveries. 

What is unique about the rural training program?

Individualized teaching, single residency hospital, True PCMH, dedication to patient care, ability to direct your learning experiences, lots of elective time, small town family medicine. Check out the curriculum highlights.

Where do I spend my first year?

Your continuity clinic will be in Chehalis at Chehalis Family Medicine. Your entire first year hospital experience will the St. Peter Family Medicine Residency at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

How many residents are there per class?

The residency has two residents per class. 

How many faculty are there? 

There are four main faculty in Chehalis and two adjunct faculty. You will have experiences with the core faculty at St. Peter Family Medicine all three years. You will also have experiences with adjunct faculty from other community specialty practices.

What is there to do in Chehalis? 

Please visit the Chehalis community page.

Are you minimum requirements different than the core program in Olympia?

No, please view the minimum requirements page as well as the St. Peter Family Medicine FAQ pages (DO, IMG).