Physician Pathways Program – Primary Care – Optum/Portland & Eugene, Oregon

May 23, 2024

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Eugene


Physician Pathways Program – Paid Mentorship for PGY3 & Chief Residents 

Get ready to put your training into practice with the Physician Pathways Program at Optum. As a part of the Optum network, Optum Oregon located in Portland & Eugene is seeking top-performing and passionate PGY3 and Chief Residents who are part of a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine program and are set on practicing in Oregon after graduation. This summer, in addition to receiving full-time offers with a 2024 start, a select number of residents will be chosen to join our Physician Pathways Program, a paid mentorship during final months of training.  

At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life’s best work.

Position Highlights

·       Receive a generous guaranteed salary in your final year of training

·       Enhance the experience of your final months of training and eliminate the burden of job searching

·       Learn how to operate and thrive in a value-based care model in a system that is driving population health initiatives

·       Grow exposure to the Quadruple Aim framework and various understandings of care settings

·       Mentorship from experienced physicians within your future practice easing transition from training into practice

·       The customized program will be completed at Optum Oregon and/or virtually with deep exposure to primary and specialty care the practice environment that will require a commitment of only a few hours per month

What makes Optum different?

·       Providers are supported to practice at the peak for their license

·       As one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organization in the country, Optum consistently delivers clinical outcomes that meet or exceed national standards

·       We promote a culture of clinical innovation and transformation

·       Lower Costs

·       Improved Outcomes

·       Patient Experience

·       Clinician Well-Being

·       We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community or our local organizations

Required Qualifications:

  • M.D. or D.O.
  • PGY3 or Chief Resident in a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Program
  • Residency completion date: Summer 2025
  • Desire to practice out-patient care in one of the following areas post-residency: Portland or Eugene, Oregon.


Careers with Optum. Here’s the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So, when it comes to how we use the world’s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care must go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life’s best work. Learn more at

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


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