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Residencies & Internships

Medical and dental residencies and internships.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic offers several medical and dental residency and internship programs designed to provide participants with intensive training in a clinical setting.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic believes the health of one person is the health of humanity. Our priority is providing primary care to the Washington and Oregon communities we serve. Services are based on a patient-centered medical home model. During residency, you will work in a clinical setting providing you the opportunity to interact with dedicated providers and staff serving an economically and culturally diverse population of adults and children.


Northwest Dental Residency (AEGD)

Refine and enhance your skills in general dentistry. Develop your understanding of recent clinical advancements. Provide a valuable service for underserved populations. Practice in our active, well-equipped clinics. Northwest Dental Residency offers a one-year  Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency beginning July 1 and continuing through June 30. You will be part of busy, challenging practices that serve people living in the Washington state communities of Yakima, Toppenish, Grandview, Chelan, and Wenatchee.

You will work with an energetic faculty consisting of general practice dentists and specialists, gaining experience in endodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, sedation techniques, restorative dentistry, and oral surgery.

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NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency

The NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency external placement in Yakima, Washington, is a 24-month, full-time health center-based, CODA-accredited training program. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in a hospital environment, academic institution, community health care facility, or private practice. This program begins on July 1 of each year.

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Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency

Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency is a community-based osteopathic residency in Grandview, Washington. It is the first medical residency program established in the Lower Yakima Valley, located in south-central Washington State.

Sollus Northwest is a part of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, the largest community-based health center in the Pacific Northwest. The interdisciplinary staff is dedicated to remaining a patient-centered, integrated health care organization serving families in Washington and Oregon.

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Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner Residency

The Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency Program in Yakima, Washington, is a 12-month program that provides intensive training to both clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training to high performance, PCMH model for primary care.

The program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as Primary Care Providers (PCPs) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety-net settings. The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position located at our Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic, in Yakima, Washington.

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REACH Pathway Residency

The REACH Pathway residency focuses on creating relevant, impactful projects that support youth in need. Residents spend eight weeks working with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic focused on supporting existing services or developing new programs to fill gaps in current offerings. University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital provide residents experiences in integrating public health, community partnerships and advocacy in addressing child health needs, with the goal of understanding and influencing determinants of child health and health disparities at the community level.

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Predoctoral Psychology Internship

In collaboration with the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC), Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic offers predoctoral psychology internships in integrated primary care at four clinical locations in west-central Oregon, two in Woodburn and two in Salem. The 12-month program provides extensive clinical experiences, including focal areas that allow interns to offer same-day primary care services for underserved patients, with particular emphasis on pediatric and adolescent patients. Interns will learn generalist psychology skills including brief assessment, intervention, and onsite consultation to the primary care team regarding psychiatric/psycho-social concerns, health behavior change, and prepare for a future as a clinical psychologist. NPTC and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic ensure a strong training year with extensive didactic training, supervisory support, and clinical experiences. This training will create a sound foundation for psychologists looking to further training in integrated settings and a future as a behavioral health consultant in the primary care behavioral health model of integration.

We encourage interns to apply their scholarship to practice and learn through the sequential, gradual development of the clinical and professional skills necessary to become strong, generalist professionals. Interns will participate in Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) encounters as observers at first. Later, interns see patients semi-independently in proctor visits. The intern does an initial assessment and contextual interview with the patient and then meets with their supervisor to review the case. After the supervisor review, the intern returns to the patient with the supervisor to finish the visit.

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