Justin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Maternal Child Health - eight weeks. Quality care: Provision of premier-quality, comprehensive, compassionate care for individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Alex was born in Texas and grew up near St. Joseph, Missouri where he spent his childhood working on the family farm and exploring the countryside with his 3 siblings. He moved to Portland with his wife, Roxanne, who is also a resident physician at OHSU. Elizabeth moved the following year to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan Medical School where she further developed her passion for primary care and underserved medicine. and medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he also studied public health with an emphasis in health policy. Since our first residency class began in 2001, we have graduated 112 residents. Dr. White grew up in Portland, but spent time in Minnesota, California, Spain, and New York after high school. After undergraduate training in biology and psychology, she moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a research assistant in a rare genetic and metabolic disorders lab at the National Institutes of Health. German Ferrer and another student will begin working as family medicine physicians during their residency in Klamath Falls. Residents rotate through the OHSU Hospital and Clinics, the adjacent Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and various community sites. Patty was born and raised in a Chinese family in Vietnam before moving to Boise, Idaho when she was in high school. Care for the underserved: Dedication to optimizing health and its socioeconomic determinants for underserved, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, and the empowerment of marginalized individuals and groups, with special attention to urban poor, mentally ill and geographically isolated segments of society. As a family physician, Dr. Hilary Titus is thrilled to be able to care for individuals and families throughout each stage of life. After growing up in the natural splendor and rainy embrace of the Pacific Northwest (in a time when there were far fewer coffee shops and breweries), he went to Davidson College in North Carolina, lived abroad in both Spain and Tanzania, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion. In my free time I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction, singing, and trying my very best to learn to play the piano! Her areas of interest are women's health, pediatrics, and underserved population medicine. She works with patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health, and prefers to start with these changes before prescribing medications or recommending surgeries. The opportunity to practice family medicine gives me the ability to affirm value in my patients throughout their lifetime and I consider that to be a true joy and privilege. Beginning in high school, she accompanied her mother on many medical service trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which put her on the path to medicine. Outside of work, Dr. White enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, running, and reading. In medical school Nate consistently sought out rotations that provide opportunities to build longitudinal relationships with preceptors and patients. She feels lucky to have the privilege of working with the OHSU Department of Family Medicine’s phenomenal team of compassionate faculty and resident providers. It was through the volunteer work during these years that shaped her decision to become a doctor. Wellness is a major priority for our program. I have always been a Pacific Northwesterner at heart: a lover of the rain and resulting greenery, an avid outdoor adventurer, a vocal supporter of the Thorns, Timbers, and Blazers, and a curiosity in the many stories of the places in and people of Oregon and Washington. Total number of medical residents… Dr. Thimmig chose family medicine because she believes that prevention is the best medicine and because she likes being able to care for patients no matter what health problem or concern they might have. During college, Di discovered her love for traveling (and sampling all the food that she could get her hands on) as she backpacked to Alaska for the glorious northern lights, immersed herself in the cultural heritages of Florence, and travelled to Siem Reap Cambodia for the sights of Angkor Wat, one of the world wonders. As a medical student in the heart of Detroit, she had the privilege of serving her community through many different channels. Through these experiences he discovered he is motivated by the one-on-one conversations and opportunity to teach patients about their health. Anatoliy Vlasenko, M.D. For many years before medical school Dr. Scheurich was an emergency room social worker; she loved the opportunity to support patients on what often felt like the worst day of their life. With these interests, Nikki found herself attracted to family medicine where she could provide full spectrum, holistic care while developing meaningful relationships with patients, their families, and her community. In her personal time, Arisa enjoys running, playing the flute and watching movies. Family Medicine. He hopes to incorporate both traditional and complementary forms of medicine into his practice as well as work to promote the health of the population through community involvment and cultural competency. She is excited to serve, advocate for, and learn from patients of all incomes and cultural backgrounds. Several major life events happened during those college years, one of which being the decision to pursue a career in medicine, and another was meeting the woman who would later become his wife! With her cornucopia of interests and cheerful demeanor, OHSU was the perfect fit for Melinda. It was be presented at the … She chose OHSU's family medicine program because of its strong clinical training, accomplished faculty, welcoming residency community, encouragement of innovation in their trainees, supportive and overall commitment to being a leader in health care reform. In their free time they are slowly working towards their goal of visiting all 58 national parks. OHSU additionally provides some paid parental leave benefits - refer to the OHSU benefits site for additional details. The OHSU Neurology department is pleased to introduce the incoming OHSU Neurology Residency Class of 2023 (photos below). In this 2019 photo, resident Dan Mosher, D.O. She spent time volunteering at free student-run clinics, leading lessons on health and science for inner city elementary students, and mentoring overweight children through a program to learn exercise, healthy eating, and emotional coping. He enjoys running and has finished the Portland Marathon twice. Dr. Titus grew up in the Portland Metro Area and is grateful to be able to provide care to her community here. Despite this love of travel, she stayed close to home for college, attending the University of Kentucky. Between university and medical school, Josh worked as a caregiver and educator for adults with physical disabilities. Melinda grew up in a small town in Kentucky surrounded by her giant family. Throughout this time, he volunteered with several local health services agencies, including: a hospice for patients with HIV/AIDS, a playroom for hospitalized children, a homeless outreach agency, and a public health clinic for sex workers. She loves any activity that involves being in nature, including hiking, biking, running, skiing and gardening, even in the rain! In medical school she had opportunities to care for people in resource limited settings in Central America and Asia. Di is thrilled to begin her training at OHSU family Medicine Residency Program as well as a journey to become a family physician with broad spectrum training that would allow her to practice wherever she lands and to provide care to whoever is in need. Kathryn enjoys seeing patients of all ages and life circumstances, but is especially passionate about adolescent health, LGBTQ care, and reproductive health. Justin Osborn, MD . Outside of the hospital, you can find exploring the outdoors, playing group sports with limited athletic talent, navigating Portland's food scene, cultivating her home garden, listening to podcasts, reading, traveling the globe, and spending time her husband and two poorly behaved cats. His favorite part of medical school was working with interesting people from all walks of life, including patients, peers, and teachers. She and her partner, Kevin, are excited for their new adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Our residents are a diverse, talented group of people. Back To Top. Outside of working, Dr. Wang spends his free time with his wife, a registered nurse, and his two young children. Certain rotations include unscheduled time during business hours on weekdays. After working in Silicon Valley, he pursued a Master's in Public Health at UC Berkeley where he saw how systems of economic, racial and historical injustice, cognitive biases and profit-maximizing corporations could hold people back from living their full potential in good health. Scholarship: Advancing the field of family medicine through support of original research, writing, program planning and other scholarly endeavors. His time spent as an emergency department medical scribe at Adventist Medical Center also gave him exposure to an ever-growing need for primary care. In 1993, OHSU and Sky Lakes Medical Center jointly established the Cascades East Family Medicine Residency program, which trains 24 family medicine residents each year in Klamath Falls, Oregon. When he is stuck indoors, he enjoys reading (mostly fiction, although he's trying to branch out), and cooking interesting new meals (with a wide variation in success). Thus, we train physicians in a rigorous academic environment with exposure to a wide breadth of care models including a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Center, Academic Health Center, Community Clinic, and a Vertically Integrated Health System. Class of 2023 Class of 2022 ... Residency Email: info@ruralresidency.com | Residency Administration Office: (541) 274-4611 | Clinic: (541) 274-6733 . This positive firsthand experience working in an American-style hospital eventually lead her to pursue a training in the US. Leadership: Embracing a leadership role within the university with regard to patient care, student and resident education, and policy planning and development. A support group is held for first- and second-year residents, to help process personal and professional issues particular to family physician training. Our program is highly customizable, allowing learners to create an experience that's all about the provider they want to be in the future.". One of those students was Heidi VanCampen, 25, a third-year medical student at OHSU. She looks forward to becoming a truly well-rounded family medicine physician with chops in the clinical, population health and advocacy realms. Dr. Eliza Slater was born into a circus community in San Francisco to a juggler-clown-educator-activist mother and a live-off-the-land carpenter father. She also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and exploring the Portland foodie scene. She has always found joy in treating a diverse population, and began to think of expanding her medical knowledge, and further developing her patient care skills and pursuing a specialty that would enable her to treat a broad range of processes and patient populations. Accredited in 1971, the program has a long history of residency education, rural engagement and innovation in training residents. He loves travel and learning new languages. Resident wellness is also programmed into our rotation schedules. His Vietnamese name is "Binh An" which means 'peaceful.' He is optimistic (perhaps naively so) that in reality his free time, interests, and self beyond medicine are not reducible to a single sentence. Outside of the hospital, Leah enjoys being outdoors cycling, hiking, and running, finding new recipes to cook, going to concerts, playing guitar, volunteering with local social justice organizations, learning Spanish, doing yoga, and spending time with friends, family, her partner, and Luna, her grumpy cat. He found that family medicine not only offers this every clinic visit, but also the challenge and opportunity of talking to each patient in an individualized manner. As she worked diligently towards her ambition of going to medical school, playing the oboe through her music studies provided a welcome relief and exercise of the creative side of her brain.Inspired by a family physician mentor, she entered into medical school at Wayne State University with a career in primary care in mind. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her beloved cat, Harry, family and friends. Ben is thrilled to join the OHSU family as an ally to all of Portland's communities during this period of rapid change. Back To Top. The Four-Year Residency in Family Medicine: A Conversation With the Directors of the Nation's Most Fully Developed Programs Alan Douglass, M.D. + Google Calendar + iCal Export In her spare time, Patty enjoys cooking, hiking, hanging out with friends, and practicing Chinese calligraphy. ... OHSU. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Ben worked on public health programs in Mali and Ecuador as well as the local Providence community. Raised by a family medicine doctor and a biochemist in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Nelson grew up loving the performing arts and spent time in ballet, choirs, orchestras, and theater productions. Directly after college, Jenan continued her steady westward migration through Kentucky by starting medical school at the University of Louisville. She feels especially energized when working with Spanish-speaking and pregnant patients, patients who are motivated to use lifestyle change to improve their health, patients who have difficulty accessing care, and when she can use unbiased counseling and offer comprehensive reproductive health services to empower patients to make the best choices for their own reproductive health. Medical Education Research; Contact Family Medicine Research; Residency. She is excited to settle down with her fiancé and make Portland their new home! He is excited to work with local leaders of all kinds to help keep Portland weird and above all, healthy. They enjoy traveling and all things outdoors. She sees patients of all ages for preventive care visits as well as for the treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses. He also conducted original thesis research on health issues affecting gender non-conforming communities in New England that received national recognition. It is a collaboration of OHSU and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls. Katie is ecstatic to stay at OHSU for residency. -Joe Skariah, D.O., M.P.H., Director, Portland Residency Program. Family Medicine Residency Program The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will be opening a new three year community-based family medicine residency at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare, in July 2021. Leah was drawn to Family Medicine during her time at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she helped run a free clinic for undocumented patients, led Medical Students for Choice and Family Medicine Interest Group chapters, and performed research on improving primary care delivery among houseless populations in Seattle and rural populations in Ghana. In addition, there is a wellness help line that is available 24 hours a day. Dr. Sara Shimanek chose the path of medicine after watching her mother provide exceptional care as a nurse in their community hospital in rural Oklahoma. He also enjoys playing video games and experimenting with 3D printing. Contact Us 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway ... February 25, 11 am CST: Webinar: Support Bedside Teaching Using the FM Residency Curriculum Resource. Portland-based OHSU residents have also had rotations in Bend and Warm Springs. She grew up learning how to speak two Indian languages (Hindi and Marathi) and quickly fell in love with learning more languages and understanding other cultures. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center, also known as a Community Health Center. the board of directors for a local non-profit. He was drawn to OHSU by the amazing family medicine community and the strong, balanced training in inpatient and outpatient medicine, obstetrics, procedures, and academics that will prepare him to practice medicine wherever his journey takes him. Given her love of developing meaningful connections with people and community engagement, family medicine was a natural choice. She enjoys teaching and believes that it is the role of a physician to empower patients by providing information and answering questions with patience and compassion. Join Dr. John Saultz as he reviews the historical milestones for the Family Medicine Department and discusses current challenges in the context of this history. During college, he began volunteering in a local hospital ICU every weekend and quickly discovered how interacting with, and helping, patients gave him a very strong sense of purpose and happiness. She is particularly grateful for and humbled by her brilliant and compassionate co-residents, faculty, and mentors as well as her parents, Carol and Phil, who continue to offer their unwavering support. Justin's hope is to be a physician leader and advocate for his patients and community, and in particular for the disadvantaged and discriminated against. The Oregon Area Health Education Center program (AHEC) was involved in starting the program. Omar’s medical school extracurricular activites translated to his clinical interests of pediatric/adolescent medicine, global health, and immigrant and refugee care. She saw then how sacred the physician-patient relationship was. Family Medicine publishes 10 times a year, with combination issues in July-August and November-December, both in print and online. Dr. Slater is honored to be joining the OHSU Family Medicine family and is inspired by the potential (and need) for the integration of activism and social justice that family medicine holds. Experiences involve patient care … ... time outdoors, undertaking new athletic endurance challenges, reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family and friends. Melinda returned to her beloved home state (much to the happiness of her mother) to attend the University of Louisville School of Medicine. At the culmination of their training, our graduates will be ready to successfully step into any environment their careers will lead them. OHSU Family Medicine residents have the opportunity to practice in, and rotate through, several different practice sites including inpatient, rural, urban, and FQHC. Katie grew up in Tacoma, Washington and is thrilled to continue her training in Oregon. Dr. White is a family physician. She has trained under some of the leading experts in plant-based nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, including Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, and Dr. James Loomis. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 with a B.A. She also loves to garden, knit, and read. My father is a family physician and that is where my initial interest came from. (OHSU) A week ago, fourth-year medical students Alix Cooper and German Ferrer were celebrating acceptance to the Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program in Klamath Falls with a Match Day hike around Upper Klamath Lake. where she studied human biology and music. The residency received initial accreditation in May 2020 from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is set to welcome its first class of eight residents in July 2021. Outside of work, Dr. Thimmig aims to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Ben was raised in southern Virginia and attended college in New England, but is now firmly anchored to the West Coast. OHSU Family Medicine’s four year Family Medicine Residency Program is designed for those looking for a comprehensive, integrated, diverse program that will provide them superior education and preparation for the challenges of Family Medicine practice – both today and tomorrow. Residents. OHSU - Cascade East Family Medicine Residency . OHSU is the ideal family medicine program for her, due to a clinic first curriculum, autonomy to develop her passions within family medicine during a fourth year, incredible faculty and residents, and of course the beautiful city of Portland. Training and supporting residents to become leaders in the field of family medicine at local, state, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Eric only speaks when he has something to say; he prefers to listen to others and hear about their lives. Michael Dirks, D.O. Pennington Lectures; Faculty Development Adaptability: Flexibility in the training paradigm, allowing for timely and dynamic response to the rapidly evolving face of health care. In this role, he developed skills in care giving, teaching, communication, and patience which would serve him well during medical school. She returned to Japan at 15 years old, and completed six years of medical school at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research. Dr. Fares loves the variety that family medicine offers, ultimately pursuing family medicine to care for entire family units including children, adults, and pregnant women. In his remaining spare time, he taught himself to paint and ran a small business painting commissioned acrylic pieces. This passion led him to be selected by Stanford University School of Medicine as an advisor for their premiere medical technology conference, Medicine X, and his subsequent invitation to the White House to advise the President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative. Throughout medical school, she continued to play oboe within the Detroit Medical Orchestra, and as its student president, guided the group towards its mission of connecting music and healing. "OHSU Family Medicine is proud to help bring the best possible health care to BPHS students, many of whom have had difficulty accessing medical resources,” said Alex Verdieck, M.D., associate director of the OHSU Family Medicine residency program, and assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine. He returned to Texas to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied psychology and environmental science to prepare for a career bridging humanistic medicine and sustainability. She is excited to explore the city of Portland in the next four years! 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