Posts Tagged ‘Education’

It’s a circus out there

By Jackie Wirz, Ph.D. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Portland premiere of Cirque du Soliel’s Ovo. It is an inspired performance that incorporates acrobats, aerialists, some pretty amazing trampolining crossed with rock climbing (!) and more than a few flamboyantly costumed bugs. The small size of the tent makes you feel like you are involved in a surreal dream that strangely involves feats of strength on a tightrope, acts of amazing coordination … Read More

The view from the other side of the podium

By Jeff Kraakevik, M.D. I recently became the co-course director for the neuroscience and behavior class for the second year medical students.  This course stretches nine weeks, and covers topics ranging from basic anatomy of the nervous system to how to treat common conditions like stroke and depression.  We have four hours of material to cover every day for that two-month stretch.  We’re just starting week three of this endeavor.  I thought I’d use this … Read More

Some day I’ll fly … away?

By Mark Kemball Spring is in the air and the Pacific Northwest air is filled with the hum of spinning hats. Yes, it’s graduation. Thanks to the M.D. Class, this year tam o’shanters will join the exuberant flight of mortarboards and other assorted headwear that traditionally marks the annual migration of students from all of OHSU’s academic programs. But data from our alumni records suggest that while our graduating students are indeed leaving their campus-based … Read More

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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