The STFM Podcast

May 12, 2020: COVID-19: Rapid Rural Response with Dr Chip Taylor

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many residency programs and medical schools have adapted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements quickly and with great ingenuity. Join us on the front line of the pandemic, as academic family medicine leaders share stories of adaptability and learner engagement in this new and inspiring podcast series. Conversations will include: 

  • Switching Gears While Educating
  • Difficult Choices During Difficult Times
  • Adapting to Change for the Greater Good
  • The Health System - A Symbiotic Relationship

This series of podcasts is sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the academic home for family medicine educators. 


Chip Taylor, MD, MPH:

Dr. Taylor earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in 1986 and then served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years before retiring in 2008, with the rank of Captain, to join the residency faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU.  He was on faculty at OHSU for over 4 years before relocating to Roseburg, Oregon to become the Director of Clinical Services at the local VA Medical Center.  Dr. Taylor currently has his clinical practice at AVIVA Health, the largest federally qualified health center in the community and is the inaugural director of Roseburg Family Medicine Residency, a new 8/8/8 rural family medicine residency.

Dr. Taylor completed his internship at Naval Hospital Bremerton and served two years as the medical officer onboard USS, CAMDEN (AOE-2) before finishing his residency training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.  He was then assigned as one of two family physicians caring for a population of ~3000 service members and their dependents in La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy.  Following this utilization tour, Dr. Taylor completed a one-year surgical obstetrics fellowship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY before being assigned to the residency faculty at Naval Hospital Jacksonville where he coordinated the maternity care training for thirty six (36) family medicine residents.  While at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, he completed a faculty development fellowship through UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters in Public Health, also through UNC Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Taylor has practiced in settings as varied as being the only physician on a Navy ship to one of two family physicians in an isolated overseas clinic to being residency faculty at the largest family medicine residency in the Navy.  He served at the Headquarters for Navy Medicine crafting health policy in the areas of evidence-based healthcare, clinical practice guidelines and patient safety.  After 09/11/2001, he was assigned as the medical director for Navy Medicine’s Office of Homeland Security.  While in Washington, DC, Dr. Taylor practiced at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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