Puget Sound Family Medicine

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Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency at Bremerton Naval Hospital utilizes a 60-bed hospital that has eight faculty physicians and 18 residents. The family medicine clinic serves 5,000 patients per month. A new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art Family Care Center is connected to the Naval Hospital. At least 80 percent of a student’s time will be spent seeing patients in physicians' offices. You are welcome and encouraged to participate in medical procedures and obstetrical deliveries. You will have also have the opportunity to rotate through at least four procedural clinics. One half-day will be spent with a visiting nurse making house calls.

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You will spend at least 80 percent of your time seeing patients in physician offices. Students will also have the opportunity to rotate through five procedural clinics (vasectomy, colposcopy, exercise treadmills, minor procedures, and gynecology procedure clinic). Students will gradually be given greater responsibility as the clerkship progresses. In all cases, a faculty member or senior resident will discuss the patient with the student before the patient is released from the clinic. More independence will be expected of late third year students than early third year students. Students will have read-only access to the outpatient and inpatient electronic medical record and available wi-fi via a secure connection to access information from UW and the internet via personal laptop computers. Students will have observed visits on this rotation with feedback via a standardized tool from UW.

Common Clinic Patients: 

Services provided include adult, pediatric and geriatric medicine, prenatal care and the full gamut of family medicine procedures. In-patient medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrical experiences are plentiful.

On-Call Duties: 

Students are on call three nights during the rotation, with flexibility in determining the dates, but the dates must be coordinated with other students on the rotation as it is preferred not to have two students on at the same time.


Fully furnished apartment in short-term corporate housing. Family members and pets cannot be accommodated in housing. A car is necessary for transportation to the hospital and clinic.


**There is a full-service gym available to students, both at the housing site and at the Naval Hospital complex. Call Lina at (360) 475-4339 two weeks before your rotation to confirm your arrangements and to have your questions answered. If the clerkship is scheduled to begin on a federal holiday, please report the first weekday following.


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