Legacy Emanuel Internal Medicine Residency Program

Life During Your Residency 

During your residency at Legacy, you will participate in residency workshops, which are half day events bringing groups of residents together to focus on further developing a sense of community and addressing specific learning needs and topics. Following the workshops, the residents then participate in well-being retreats, which are social events away from the hospital to foster team building and wellness.

Examples of resident workshops:

  • Cost Conscious Care
  • Cross Cultural Healthcare
  • Difficult Communication
  • Teaching Residents How to Be Effective Teachers
  • Intern to R2 Senior Retreat
Examples of well-being retreats:
  • Columbia River Gorge Hike
  • Mini-golf
  • Curling
  • Disc golf
  • Outdoor Picnic and Dodgeball
Life at Legacy Great Pacific NW

Explore the outdoors in your backyard

Surrounded by mountains, flanked by rivers and only an hour from the Pacific Ocean, Portland offers a wide variety of year-round recreational activities, including skiing, hiking, biking, and camping. Portland also has over 10,000 acres of public parks including Forest Park which has over 70 miles of trails. Sports fans can enjoy professional basketball at the Moda Center, men & women’s soccer games at Providence Park, or watch junior ice hockey at Memorial Colosseum. Given its amazing location and livability it is not surprising that most of our residents remain in the Portland area following graduation.

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Portland downtown by the river

Embrace Culture in the heart of the city

The City of Roses has so much to offer its residents and one can easily explore the city by foot, bike, or using its extensive public transit system. Portland has something for everyone when it comes to art, music, & culture; with many art galleries and museums, the internationally-known Oregon Symphony, live theater, the Saturday Market, and concert venues across the city. The culinary scene is outstanding with award winning chefs and incredible food carts serving up all types of food in all corners of town. Portland is also home to numerous microbreweries and beautiful wine country just south of town.

Guide to Portland Neighborhoods

Enjoy all four seasons

Portland enjoys a temperate climate with distinct seasons. Winters are cool and cloudy with temperatures rarely falling below freezing. On average Portland sees about 42 inches of rainfall a year. The Pacific Northwest climate yields to beautiful summers that are warm and dry with clear blue skies.