Continuing Professional Education
Lifelong Learning at OHSU
OHSU offers continuing education programs throughout the state. More than 17,000 practicing professionals take part each year in hundreds of courses and seminars. We broadcast many continuing education programs, enabling us to serve individuals throughout the state. See the links at left for further details on continuing education for physicians, dentists, nurses, community health providers, and high-tech and healthcare professionals.
Continuing Dental Education
The School of Dentistry has one of the most active continuing dental education programs in the U.S. It offers:
- 78 one- and two-day courses (many of which have a hands-on clinical component)
- Four 50-hour oral radiology certification courses
- 39 regularly scheduled study clubs throughout the year
- Nine events co-sponsored with other dental organizations throughout the state
Continuing Medical Education
The School of Medicine sponsors or jointly sponsors:
- More than 80 continuing medical education program offerings each year
- Courses that serve 20,000 attendees annually
- Departmental grand rounds and longer courses running from a half day to a full week
- A physician re-entry program that trains physicians to return to patient care after a period of absence from clinical activity
Continuing Nursing Education
Hands-on seminars and workshops focused on multiple nursing programs are provided throughout the year by the School of Nursing. In addition to traditional classes, self-paced, online courses are available. The school sponsors the annual Northwest Nursing Education Institute, an annual event providing the opportunity for nurses from the region to meet together to develop, renew and refine the knowledge and skills needed for the teaching of nursing in educational and clinical settings.
Continuing Community Healthcare Education
OHSU's Child Development and Rehabilitation Center provides continuing education to community healthcare professionals throughout the region. Its programs address the care, education and support services required by children with special needs and their families, including technical assistance and specialized training.
Center for Ethics
Since 1989 the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care has partnered with practitioners of all health professions regionally and nationally to be a leading voice for compassionate health care.
OHSU Global facilitates OHSU collaboration with the global health community to promote quality and equity in healthcare worldwide. Through OHSU Global, OHSU collaborates with domestic and international communities and develops programs for students, faculty, staff and partners promoting global health awareness, research, education and advocacy.