Medical Students

Looking to learn and grow in your profession? New Heights Clinic is a setting that meets both physical and spiritual needs. Healthcare students and residents can experience the rewards and challenges of serving the under-served in Christ’s name.

Summer Medical Institute Northwest

At New Heights Clinic, healthcare students and residents can experience the rewards and challenges of serving the under-served in Christ’s name.
The Summer Medical Institute Northwest (SMI NW) is a yearly program in which medical students come for an intensive 4-8 week experience in the summer. Participants see patients at New Heights Clinic and work through our curriculum that emphasizes integrating faith and the practice of medicine. Students review curriculum materials with our outstanding physician mentors. The program is open to 1st through 4th year medical students.
For more information on our domestic summer opportunity called Summer Medical Institute NW, please send us an email.

Resident and Medical Student Rotations

New Heights Clinic hosts residents and 3rd & 4th year students throughout the year for 4-week rotations. Participants see patients with our physicians and review topics of faith and health with our physician mentors.

For further information about doing a resident or medical student rotation at New Heights Clinic, please send us an email.

Principals of Clinical Medicine

Two to three of the staff physicians at New Heights Clinic each year take a 1st or 2nd year medical student for OHSU’s Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) course. The medical student works with our clinic physician one afternoon a week seeing patients for the entire school year. Emphasis is on providing the medical student with a broad overview of primary care, experience in learning the basics of history, physical examination, formulation of a differential diagnosis, and treatment in a cost-effective manner. Issues of faith and medicine are discussed and medical students have the opportunity to learn to discuss spiritual issues in a respectful and tactful way with patients.

If you are an OHSU medical student interested in being assigned to one of our physicians for OHSU’s Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) course, please send us an email.

Medical Student Clinics

New Heights Clinic hosts Monday evening student-run clinics for local OHSU medical students throughout the academic year. Each medical student takes a patient all the way through the clinic starting with check-in and vital signs, taking of the history and physical, working with a physician to formulate a diagnosis and plan, and then arranging for medications, further testing, follow-up, spiritual care and patient education. Medical students are organized into teams consisting of four students and 2 preceptor physicians each that work together at one Monday evening clinic a month.

The medical student clinics are organized and staffed by the fellowship of Christian medical students at OHSU. Please contact this group for more information.

Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Through Global Health Outreach, CMDA provides excellent opportunities to do short-term missions in many places around the world. More information.

Locally you can email CMDA area Director Michael McLaughlin at 503-522-1950. Or go to the National CMDA website.

For more information on our domestic summer opportunity called Summer Medical Institute NW, please send us an email.

Summer Medical Institute Papua

The Summer Medical Institute Papua is a 16-day trip occurring most summers in which a small group of physicians, residents, medical students and nurses from N America work to serve the remote tribal people of Papua Indonesia. The team travels by small plane and then helicopter to isolated mountain villages to provide healthcare in Christ’s name. Since 2000, New Heights Clinic has partnered in this work with an Indonesian missionary physician who trains church leaders in basic village health skills.

Information on upcoming SMI trips is announced in December of the year before the trip. For further information, please send us an email.

Summer Medical Institute Papua

A small group of physicians, residents, medical students and nurses serve the remote people of Papua, Indonesia.

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