There’s a new landmark on the OHSU campus…one that recognizes an outstanding group of people. This week, OHSU installed a new memorial to recognize those who donated their remains to OHSU’s body donation. This incredible generosity helps train Oregon’s future physicians and it also aids health research. The monument was installed just prior to an annual memorial service for those who donated, both students and families attend. Here’s what is inscribed on the granite marker … Read More
More than 1,000 OHSU students are on their way to the next step in their health care careers — as they get set for graduation ceremonies in the next couple of weeks. OHSU’s School of Medicine will graduate 121 students with M.D. degrees and will graduate a record total of 517 students in ceremonies this Monday, June 4. OHSU’s School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and the Oregon State University/OHSU School of Pharmacy will also … Read More
I tripped across this story the other day in a Michigan newspaper. That former resident of Escanaba, Michigan, happens to be a current postdoctoral fellow at OHSU: Lindsay Reese. So, what’s it like to be on Jeopardy? Lindsay tells is in this excerpt from the Escanaba Daily Press: “It isn’t something you can study for,” said Reese. “I ended up buying a book about Jeopardy! champions that was a really good study, but it was … Read More
Did you know March 30 is National Doctors Day? OHSU is celebrating all the contributions our physicians make, each and every day, with a message of thanks. Here’s a few examples of how we’re recognizing our physicians: A thank-you video compiled from real patient comments submitted on Facebook An advertisement in The Oregonian (check for it in the Friday edition) A banner on the BICC skybridge and posters around campus In 2010, OHSU doctors helped … Read More
Last week we were pleased to learn(once again) that OHSU’S reputation travels farther than the Oregon state border. OHSU’s schools received high marks in the annual U.S. News rankings of graduate schools. Here are the key numbers For the 2013 edition, OHSU’s School of Medicine earned the following: Ranked 3rd in primary care training (Tied with University of California, San Francisco, 3rd in 2012 and ranked highly for several years.) Ranked 5th in family medicine training (Tied … Read More
If you didn’t see this news story last week, I wanted to point it out…. Hundreds receive free OHSU health screenings – KPTV It’s an annual event held by OHSU School of Medicine student volunteers. This event and many others are important to the city and also to the students themselves.. That’s because OHSU’s School of Medicine hopes to instill dedication to the community in all our students…no matter where they land after graduation. More … Read More
Here’s a little landmark many of us at OHSU have walked by dozens of times. However, until yesterday, I never stopped to read it. It’s a plaque that recognizes the individuals and families who have joined with the OHSU Body Donation program to help teach our next generation of health professionals including doctors, nurses and dentists. The plaque reads: “In memory of those men and women who have advanced medical education and research through the … Read More
On Friday…a new class of OHSU student/physicians will “suit up” during the School of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony. Here’s a press release to explain what will happen. For those who are unfamiliar with the ceremony, it’s a relatively new tradition…with somewhat of an older history. In 1999, the Journal of the American Medical Association wrote an interesting article about the evolution of the white coat. Here’s a link. I found this bit particularly interesting: Earlier … Read More
A few shots from today’s graduation ceremonies. For more, visit the OHSU School of Medicine Facebook page.
Once again, It’s graduation time at OHSU. However, this year, one of our School of Medicine graduates has a story that is anything but ordinary. The former medical student, now medical resident is Dr. Aleka Spurgeon-Heinrici. Dr. Spurgeon-Heinrici overcame several major hurdles in order to become a physician. Her story is chronicled in today’s Oregonian – an inspiration for many of us on the hill. Congratulations Aleka!