Providence St. Peter-Summit Pacific Rural Family Medicine Program
We are an ACGME-accredited,1-2 rural family medicine residency program, located in Grays Harbor county and affiliated with an established core program, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program in nearby Olympia, Washington. Residents receive hands-on, full scope family medicine training, with their continuity clinics (all 3 years) and “home base” in the Wellness Center. The integrated clinical care team includes core Family Physician faculty (including FP-OB), and the team is rounded out with naturopathic physicians, advanced nursing providers (ARNP and DNP), physician assistants, registered dietician, integrated Pharm D, Psychiatry, PT/OT speech therapies, and integrated low barrier MAT walk in clinic. Our Emergency Department, Acute inpatient unit and Urgent Care Clinic are located on the same campus and provide care for patients needing after hours treatment, stabilization, transfer or inpatient care.
Physicians are specially trained to lead interprofessional health teams, care for the needs of all patients, and serve the healthcare needs of the rural community. Residents work alongside our community based, experienced Family Medicine faculty as an integral part of an inter-professional health care team to provide care for the culturally diverse, rurally located, and often underserved patient population in Grays Harbor County.
- Unique features of the Providence St. Peter-Summit Pacific Rural Family Medicine program include:
- Opportunity to train longitudinally with a variety of primary care, acute care and medicine subspecialists in the rural setting
- Collaboration with local community health partners to meet patient needs within their community
- Training in our low barrier MAT clinic with a skilled patient care team who engages some of our most vulnerable community members and keeps them coming back
- Full spectrum family medicine training including OB from well-trained family physicians
- Interprofessional team-based care delivery approach in the rural setting with pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, social services, naturopathy, and health administration professionals
- Opportunity for learning procedures locally that might be done by interventional radiology in a more urban setting
- Integration with medical student education to optimize clinical teaching skills
- The opportunity to live in our community, interface with local leadership, enjoy community and outdoor activities with easy access to urban centers (and the beach!)