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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Academic education

Program education and training

The Legacy Internal Medicine Residency Program has diverse training opportunities with outstanding faculty.  Legacy Health is a strong community hospital system rooted in academic medicine and commitment to the health of our patients. We want you to work hard, learn evidence based medicine and enjoy life outside of residency.

Medical presentation

Morning report 

Traditional case based morning report occurs every weekday. Morning report is run by the Program Director, Chief Medical Residents and inpatient Attending Physicians.

Academic Half-Day

Academic Half-Day takes place each Wednesday in place of the more traditional daily noon conferences. Housestaff are given three hours of protected time (no pagers, phone calls, etc.) to attend the AHD and learn fundamentals of medicine in a collegial and entertaining atmosphere. Our dedicated faculty of internists and specialists conduct case-based teaching sessions that emphasize active learning with a team approach. We believe learning should be invigorating and fun. Getting everyone together in the same room each week fosters learning and helps build camaraderie.

Internal Medicine Board Review

Intensive board review takes place in the second half of the academic year. Each resident is given access to multiple educational resources to support academic learning including:

American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Board Prep Core Curriculum

  • Study aid that helps residency programs prepare the next generation of internists to pass the ABIM certification exam.

MKSAP Board Review 

  • The premier board prep and self-assessment program in internal medicine.

Paperpile

  • An electronic research library with hand-picked literature for Evidence Based Medicine education.

Medical Grand Rounds

Our Medical Grand Rounds presentations occur every Wednesday and cover a wide variety of topics. Presentations include Cardiology, Pulmonology, Hematology/Oncology, Morbidity and Mortality, and Autopsy Grand Rounds. Sub-specialists give Grand Rounds talks focused on evidence based medicine. Our robust visiting professor program hosts some of the nation’s best-known physician educators.

Resident presentations are a key component of our Grand Rounds, giving residents the opportunity to improve their presentation skills. Graduating senior residents get the opportunity to present on a topic of their choice. In addition, residents of all years are given the opportunity to present case-based Noon Reports.

Scholarly Projects and Quality Improvement

All residents participate in scholarly projects and quality improvement projects under the guidance of faculty.  Each year, residents compete with colleagues from other residency programs in Oregon at the annual Oregon Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physician.  You can view a complete list of recent awards and presentations here.