Clinical Rotation - Tri-Cities/Hermiston

Clinical Rotation - Tri-Cities/Hermiston

Regional Site Staff

Regional Assistant Dean:
Guy Jones, MD

Regional Site Administrator:
Cindi Anderson

Regional Liaison:
Stephen Dechter, DO

Good Shepherd Rotations:
Trixie Ortiz

Demographic Information

Fitness/recreation areas available in the region:
Hiking, fishing, boating, shopping, many gyms, and all denominations of Faith.
Pet rescue organizations, civic clubs to join, craft and painting opportunities, shooting ranges, golfing, and wineries.

Length of time region has been training with PNWU students:
Our first PNWU students rotated in 2012.

Preceptor/Rotation Information

4th year electives that have been successful in this region depending on availability:

  • Anesthesiology
  • ICU
  • NICU
  • Neuro
  • Cardio
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Nephrology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice
  • Endocrinology
  • Plastics

Number of preceptors credentialed with PNWU to teach CORE rotations:  43

D.O. preceptors in the region (approx.):  17

Rotations that may provide inpatient experience:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine Residency

Rotation challenges in the region based on availability:
Emergency Medicine, Surgery, OMT

Do students/learners from other schools rotate in the region?

Residencies available in the region that PNWU students are involved in (didactics, rotations, etc.):
Kadlec Medical Center FM residency, Trios Hospital IM and FM residency.

Opportunities to practice OMM:
Most of our preceptors welcome your OMT interest and will allow you to help their patients.
Very few preceptors in our region actively practice it.

Didactics Information

Didactic Information:
Didactics are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 12-5 pm.
One of the sessions is student led with guest lecturers, case studies, and formal presentations. The other session is held jointly with the Kadlec FM Residency program.

Other learning opportunities in addition to PNWU didactics include:
Grand Rounds at Trios or Kadlec Hospitals.

Core (3rd year) rotations available within driving distance (1 hour or 50 miles) of the didactics site?

Additional Information

Region strengths:
PNWU students have worked hard and made a name for themselves in this region, surpassing all other medical students from other Universities in professionalism and performance.
This is a conservative region that will require you to dress and act professionally. Having 3 hospitals available for your rotations puts us at an advantage.

Student/Resident Information:
Number of OMS3 Students Rotating in Region:   17
Number of OMS4 Students Rotating in Region:   16
Alumni in Residency Programs (Washington totals):   152
Alumni practicing in the regions (Washington totals):   86
% of PNWU-COM matriculations from regions (Washington totals):   50%

Why might a student choose this region over another?
If you are raised here or have some connections here you will have an awesome experience. Our preceptors are excited to teach students from this region and really go to extremes to accommodate you. We have virtually every rotation you would like and most preceptors will use you as a first assist. There is no standing around and shadowing in the Tri-Cities!

Additional information:
Come prepared to act professionally, work hard, and you will be given every advantage available to our student doctors.