Internal Medicine Residency Program
The Legacy Internal Medicine Residency Program has diverse training opportunities with outstanding faculty that prepares graduates for their future career path as a hospitalist, or in a sub-specialty fellowship. Legacy Health is a community hospital system rooted in academic medicine and commitmed to the health of our patients.
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 takes place each Wednesday. Residents are given three hours of protected time to attend AHD and learn fundamentals of medicine. Senior residents attend the morning session and Interns attend the afternoon session to allow teaching targeted to the learners’ needs. We believe learning should be invigorating and fun. Getting everyone together in the same room each week fosters learning and helps build camaraderie.
Ambulatory CurriculumThese are sessions using the Yale Outpatient curriculum that occur during continuity clinic and cover core primary care topics
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.
Awesome Board Review Course
- A two-weekend crash course taken by PGY3 Residents at the end of residency to help prepare for the ABIM.
- An electronic research library with hand-picked literature for evidence-based medicine education
Substance Use Disorder Curriculum
Our residents receive formal training in the management of substance use disorder, including the safe prescription of suboxone and methadone. Residents complete an 8-hour online course through American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM), and supervising attendings are proponents of maintenance therapy
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 facilitate Grand Rounds talks focused on evidence-based medicine.
Resident presentations are a key component of our Grand Rounds, giving residents the opportunity to improve their presentation skills. Graduating 3rd year residents have 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.
Through a generous endowment, Legacy Internal Medicine Training Program is able to host visiting professorships. These Clinician Educators offer a unique opportunity for residents and faculty to broaden their experience by making rounds with ward teams, speaking at Medical Grand Round and/or participating in faculty development meetings. Our visiting professor program hosts some of the nation’s best-known physician educators.
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 Physicians.