Current Fellowship Programs
The mission of the Salud Rural Maternal Child Health Fellowship is to prepare interested Family Physicians for practice in a rural or underserved setting through advanced training in low and high-risk obstetrics, surgical obstetrical skills, management of neonatal complications including resuscitation, and advanced office gynecologic procedures. Flexibility is also built in to foster development of the physician's ideal practice through elective rotations.
The primary outpatient location is located at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn, Oregon. Additional time is spent with our sister clinic Lancaster Family Health Center in Salem, Oregon. The fellowship is affiliated with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, which has many additional urban and rural sites that would be available for elective rotations.
The principal site for training is Legacy Silverton Medical Center which is a 48-bed hospital in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley featuring a Family Birth Center, hospitalist service and emergency services. This rural access hospital serves the local community of Silverton with a population of roughly 10,000 and delivers roughly 1,200 babies a year. The hospital has a Level I Special Care Nursery. Inpatient newborn care is collaboratively provided by family physicians, pediatricians, and midwives. The hospital also has a direct link to neonatal nurse practitioners at the nearby Randall Children's Hospital.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic's (YVFWC) Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship is a 12-month program providing extensive exposure to the management and unique dynamics of a Federally Qualified Health Center.
The program is specifically intended for recent (less than 37 months from the program's start month) master level graduates from an accredited school. Candidates should have a desire and commitment to serve underserved populations with an emphasis on the Latino population.
You are also encouraged to apply if you will complete your master's degree by our August, 2020 start date.
Under the guidance of an executive mentor and direct supervisor, the fellow gains hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills to become a successful leader in any healthcare setting, with a special emphasis in community health. The fellowship is a salaried and benefited position. Two fellowship slots are available for the 2020-2021 class.