Providence St. Peter Family Practice

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Site Details: 

Providence St. Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is an 18 resident program with 9 family physician faculty, a pediatrician, an obstetrician, 4 nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, and a social worker. The clerkship emphasizes skills for rural care, care of the underserved, chronic disease management, and obstetrics. Seminars and didactics are available almost daily.

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The city of Olympia, Washington (also the state capital and located in Thurston County) has been named by “Money Magazine” and “USA Today” as one of America's most livable cities. The population of Thurston County is 200,000 and growing. State government is the largest employer. Education, forest products, construction, retail trade, the Port of Olympia, and light manufacturing are other major job providers. Providence St. Peter Hospital, with more than 1,500 employees, is the area's largest non-governmental employer. Thurston County has numerous golf courses, bicycle trails, lakes, saltwater marinas, outdoor sports facilities, and off-road parks. The Pacific Ocean, Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. St. Helen are within easy driving distance and provide pleasant day trips or weekend getaways.

Common Clinic Patients: 

The site cares for a diverse population including low income and teen pregnancy patients. Most of the patients are English speaking, but the site also serves Hispanic and southeast Asian patients as well. In the office, the student is involved in our Adolescent Obstetrics Clinic, hospice care, and the Diabetes Group Visit. In the hospital, the student is involved in medicine and family practice admissions, ER visits and obstetrical care. Students have an opportunity to do nursing home visits, home visits, hospice team meetings and spend a day at a rural site.

On-Call Duties: 

One night per week from 6-10pm (then on a pager in-house) and one Saturday from 8-6pm as well.


House is 5.85 miles, or 15-16 minutes from St. Peter Hospital and 27.88 miles, or 38 minutes from Providence Centralia Hospital. No Pets. Not wheelchair accessible. For more information, please contact the site. A car is necessary for off-site activities.


Some facts about the weather in Olympia

  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 104°F in 1981.
  • On average, the coolest month is February.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -8°F in 1979.
  • November is the average wettest month.


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