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Continuing Medical Education

Clinical Rotations | Central Oregon

St. Charles Health System partners with a number of regional LCME- and AOA-accredited medical schools to host third- and fourth-year medical students in core and specialty clerkships at our hospitals and clinics across Central Oregon.

More than 200 medical, PA and NP students per year participate in our clinical rotations in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Radiology.

On occasion, we will accept residents, medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students from unaffiliated residency programs and medical schools. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and due on the following schedule:

2019 target time frame Application deadline

Q2: April 1 – June 30

Dec. 31, 2018

Q3: July 1 – Sept. 30

Feb. 28, 2019

Q4: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31

June 28, 2019


Medical students from unaffiliated schools will be charged a weekly rotation fee of $795 per week. A deposit equivalent to 25 percent of the total rotation fee invoice is required to reserve a student’s slot. For example, if a student plans to be here for four weeks, their deposit will be $795. Once an application has been accepted, St. Charles will email the student an invoice with the total amount due for the duration of their clinical rotations at St. Charles. The balance will be due on the last day of the student's rotation. Unpaid balances may result in a delay in course completion.


In addition to full and engaged participation in the clinical rotation, the educational experience at St. Charles includes mandatory attendance at weekly Grand Rounds, student teaching sessions, clinical conferences and committee meetings. Each participant may be assigned a disease state on which to produce and present either a PowerPoint or a research paper to the other students and preceptors in their cohort. Students are responsible for compiling and presenting his/her own research in the best educational format suited to their subject matter.


The housing market in Bend is challenging and it can be difficult to find reasonably priced accommodations on a short-term basis. Residents and medical students from unaffiliated programs are responsible for finding and paying for their own housing and transportation. Our office maintains a brief list of St. Charles employees and Central Oregon residents who may have rooms available to rent during clinical rotations. If you would like to request this list, please email us at