20 Graduates Head to Family Medicine Residencies

School of Medicine Beats National Average

03/24/17  Portland, Ore.

Alissa Goodwin

Alissa Goodwin at OHSU's Match Day, March 17, 2017 in Portland. Goodwin learned she will be heading to Richland, Wa. to complete her family medicine residency. (OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff)

This year, 20 (out of 135) M.D. graduates of OHSU's School of Medicine matched with family medicine residencies. That means 15 percent of OHSU's graduating M.D.s are heading into family medicine, compared with an 8 percent national average. 

Why does that matter? 

It is estimated that by 2035, The United States will be short 33,000 primary care physicians to care for its growing population. The number of medical students matching into family medicine is steadily growing, but it needs to grow faster - much faster - to make sure our communities are healthy in the future. 

This year we celebrate our 15 percent,and look forward to another year of inspiring and educating our current students, and sharing knowledge with our colleagues across the country to keep these numbers growing.

Where are they going?

Rita Aulie: OHSU (Cascades East), Klamath Falls, OR
Katherine Berger: OHSU, Portland, OR
Robin Brown: University of Utah Affiliate Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT
Carly Chambers: Providence Health, Hood River, OR
Taryn Hansen: Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA
Alissa Jones Goodwin: Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA
Roheet Kakaday: OHSU, Portland, OR
Connor Kitts: Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA
Kate Kleaveland: Providence Health, Hood River, WA
Audrie Konfe: Martin Army Medical Center, Ft. Benning, GA
Joshua Lum: Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA
Sheila Miller: Providence Hospital, Anchorage, AK
Maura Olcese: Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA
Lisa Pearson: OHSU (Cascades East), Klamath Falls, OR
Jessica Petrovich: University of Utah Affiliate Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT
Elena Phoutrides: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA
Will Price: Camp Pendleton Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Kaydie Satein: Undisclosed
Peter Scott: David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, CA
Bryan Wu: Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA