Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 40 – No 10 – October 2021
Location: Portland, Oregon
Year founded: 1977
Number of residents: 33
Program length: Three years
What kind of training can residents get from your program that they can’t anywhere else?
- We have a unique mix of clinical practice environments spanning six diverse populations that allows residents to graduate prepared to work in any setting, from rural critical access hospitals to Level 1 trauma centers.
- Our faculty includes an outstanding depth and breadth of academic leaders, allowing unparalleled access and mentoring for career development.
- A culture of wellness is a top priority for our residency program and is integrated at every level, from positivity rounds at the start of each shift to our “First Tuesday” resident gatherings.
- A portion of our curriculum every year is devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care and beyond.
- Our institution’s state-of-the-art simulation center helps our residents build confidence in performing procedures that are less frequently experienced on shifts.
Where do residents tend to work after they complete the program?
About two-thirds of our graduates stay in Oregon or the Pacific Northwest, either in community or academic positions or fellowships. The other third leave the region for fellowship training, academic positions, and competitive community jobs outside the Pacific Northwest.
What makes Portland a great place to live?
- Portland has tremendous access to the great outdoors: mountains, beaches, parks, waterfalls, and wine country. Our residents often get out for a hike before an evening shift, hit the slopes on a day off, or travel the waterways for some sunset paddling.
- Oregonians tend to be laid-back, friendly, and active, making it easy to find creative activities and unique community events and festivals.
- Portland is a wonderful city for families, with endless options for keeping kids entertained.
- A foodie’s paradise, Portland has a diverse culinary scene, nationally recognized chefs and restaurants, and amazing farmer’s markets.
- Home to the oldest public library on the West Coast, Portland has many museums and art galleries to peruse on our famous rainy days.
- The metro area is fanatical about its sports teams: NBA basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers; MLS soccer team the Portland Timbers; and NWSL soccer team the Portland Thorns. Minor league baseball and hockey also have a large presence in “Rip City.”
- Each Portland neighborhood has its own unique character and charm, and they are interconnected by a world-class public transportation system. Miles of bikeways make the commute to work a breeze no matter how you travel.
—Kim Regner, senior education manager