2013 Health Careers Conference

Multicultural Conference Targets Students Interested in Science and Health Careers


The Oregon Health & Science University Annual Multicultural Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference. The conference offers informational sessions for high school and college students about OHSU's degree programs and resources.

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


OHSU Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Marquam Hill Campus


Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Students from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds, as well as those from socially and economically disadvantaged families are strongly encouraged to attend.


The interactive conference is designed to encourage diverse students to enter health and science professions. It will provide students specific insights into medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedical research, and allied health careers such as nutrition and dietetics, biomedical informatics and pharmacy professions.

"The students have the opportunity to get a larger picture of what OHSU has to offer in the Health Care field. It also gives them an up close look at the campus, and meet the faculty, student body, and staff here at OHSU," says Dr. Ann Beckett, R.N., Assistant Professor at the OHSU School of Nursing. "It is especially important for ethnic minority students to see diversity on our campus."

Linda Liu, Director of the TRIO program at Portland State University, promotes the event to her students every year to get them connected to resources for the next phase of their studies and careers. Over the years, she has worked closely with OHSU staff to inspire students of color in health and science careers. "The conference is a wonderful pipeline for our programs that serve underrepresented students," she says.


Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. 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 email