OHSU School of Medicine

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OHSU is Oregon’s only medical school. As such, it has a unique role to play in Oregon’s healthcare system. A key part of this is ensuring that Oregon has the highest quality and most geographically well-distributed healthcare workforce possible.

The OHSU School of Medicine is committed to helping create a workforce that reflects demographic diversity of all types—cultural, socio-economic and geographic. Oregon, like the rest of the nation, is facing a physician workforce shortage, especially in rural settings and in primary care specialties. The School has initiatives underway to address shortages and to enhance educational curriculum to match future healthcare needs.

The School has outgrown its space on the Marquam Hill campus in Portland. Thanks to a gift of 20 acres of land from Schnitzer Investment Corp., plus an anonymous gift of $40 million to expand the School's new South Waterfront campus, the future looks bright for the School. But it will take an unprecedented partnership between public and private funders to realize the potential of the Schnitzer campus.


Featured Priorities:


Dean's Fund for Excellence

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Gifts to this fund provide the Dean with powerful, flexible resources to address the most pressing needs of the School. The fund has been used to retain exceptional students through financial aid, enhance the quality of education, and create start-up funding for unique faculty research.


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Investments that support scholarships make it possible for the school to attract the best students, no matter what their financial situation may be.