SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka is looking for R3 years to rotate through various specialties such as general surgery, ENT, OBGYN, radiology and orthopedics. Residents have the opportunity to experience comprehensive health care beginning with primary prevention programs and extending through high level hospital care. All of this in the unique setting of frontier medicine, teaches specific skills such as weighing the risks and benefits of patient transports, assisting in the management of patients from a distance and working with care providers ranging from physicians to health aides. The experience is further enhanced by the seamless connection to a tertiary care center including a shared EHR.
Core competencies gained:
- Critical thinking and decision making skills in challenging patient care scenarios
- Ability to regularly use telephone consults and telemedicine to provide patient care
- Experience in a strong multidisciplinary health system between outpatient and inpatient settings
Sitka, population 9,000, is located on the west coast of Baranof Island, facing the Pacific Ocean. The area is one of the most scenic and historic places in the state of Alaska. Residents live among a stunningly beautiful landscape, enjoy a rich area history, a close-knit community with year-round events and a thriving arts scene. In 2013, Smithsonian Magazine named Sitka one of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in the United States. Sitka has no shortage of outdoor activities, museums, and culture.