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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Academic education

Academic Education

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 ambulatory physician and provides a strong foundation for sub-specialty fellowships. Legacy Health is a community hospital system rooted in academic medicine and commitment to the health of our patients.

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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. 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 Curriculum

These 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.

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 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.

Visiting Professors

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.