Career conference targets multicultural students interested in science and health professions

02/06/13  Portland, Ore.

Oregon Health & Science University’s Annual Multicultural Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference is coming up, offering high school and college students from diverse backgrounds informational sessions about OHSU’s degree programs and resources.

Designed to encourage diverse students to enter health and science professions, the interactive conference will provide insights into medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedical research and allied health careers such as nutrition and dietetics, biomedical informatics and pharmacy professions. Students from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds, as well as those from socially and economically disadvantaged families are strongly encouraged to attend.

The conference will feature a panel of OHSU medical students who will share their clinical experiences with attendees. Students will also be given the opportunity to take campus tours and visit OHSU’s simulation labs where specialized teaching mannequins are used to teach future generations of health care providers.


OHSU Auditorium, Marquam Hill Campus
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road,
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. The conference is co-sponsored by the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Area Health Education Center. For more information, contact the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 503-494-5657,, or visit us online.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.