A major grant awarded today to Oregon Health & Science University and the University of California, Davis, promises to expand access to quality health care between Sacramento and Portland through a network of teaching hospitals and clinics in mostly rural areas.
The five-year, $1.8 million American Medical Association grant will allow medical schools at OHSU and UC Davis to establish a robust graduate medical education collaborative known as COMPADRE, short for California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health.
Over the next several years, COMPADRE will place hundreds of medical students and resident physicians to train under faculty and community physicians at 10 health care systems, 16 hospitals and a network of Federally Qualified Health Center partners throughout Northern California and Oregon.
Students and residents will provide services in seven medical specialties. Ten OHSU residency programs will be directly involved, including the internal medicine and family medicine residencies at OHSU and Tuality, family medicine at Klamath Falls and the OHSU emergency medicine, general surgery, ob-gyn, pediatrics and psychiatry residency programs.