COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Masks are still required in healthcare settings per CDC and state health department guidelines.
The Center for Medical Education & Research provides support and guidance to medical students, Sacred Heart Medical Center physician faculty, PeaceHealth and community staff who work with our future doctors on a day-to-day basis.
By choosing to come to Eugene/Springfield during medical school, over 160 students per year will have a very singular educational experience. They will be working closely with their attending preceptors and many of his or her colleagues for the entire rotation. We do not have residency programs so their patient experience will be very hands-on, challenging and rewarding.
It is very clear that there will be a physician shortage in Oregon and nationally in the next 15 years. As with many professions, physicians are getting older, some are retiring earlier, and the population is aging and will be living longer with chronic conditions, therefore creating a need for more medical services. There is also a mal-distribution of physicians practicing in Oregon, with the majority of physicians practicing in urban communities. By expanding the medical school training sites away from the medical schools, it is hoped that this will encourage students to consider practicing in other parts of the state and encourage students from more rural areas to enter the medical field.