Balanced Family Medicine and Health Systems Management

Cascades East Family Medicine Residency has embraced comprehensive family medicine education through a modified “Clinic First” model. We believe that continuity of care is the core of what we do and have shifted our educational structure to emphasize the importance of continuity clinic throughout residency. We are also comprehensivists who train for the broad scope of practice needed to meet the needs of rural communities. To this end, we have named our new curriculum, ‘Balanced Family Medicine’ to honor these values. Inpatient rotations are limited to two weeks at a time and clinic weeks and longitudinal experiences are interspersed throughout the mini-block (2 week) model.

Health Systems Management is a longitudinal curriculum that focuses on principles of population health, patient centered medical homes, data-driven quality improvement, patient safety and models of health care delivery systems.