Providence St. Peter-Summit Pacific Rural Family Medicine Program

We are an ACGME-accredited, integrated rural program affiliated with the established Providence St. Peter Family Medicine program. The Providence St. Peter-Summit Pacific Rural Family Medicine program offers comprehensive rurally focused family medicine training in a new ambulatory care center and contiguous rural critical access hospital just to the west of Olympia, Washington.

The goal of our program is to produce family physicians that are skilled in caring for the needs of all patients, able to flexibly work within the structure of communities and health systems to advocate for the needs of their patients, and capable of leading teams of inter-professional health care providers to promote the best quality outcomes.

To accomplish this, we offer full scope, comprehensive family medicine training that flexibly incorporates the benefits of both worlds where residents learn hands-on patient care skills and office based procedures in both the larger, urban and smaller, rural community setting.

Our innovative educational program offers diverse learning opportunities including longitudinal specialty care, a unique low barrier rural Medication-Assisted Treatment clinic and comprehensive training for substance use disorder, interprofessional team based inpatient care, high volume emergency and urgent care, and enhanced training in Prenatal and Obstetric Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and leadership development.