About Us

 Mackenzie Hall fountain spring

The OHSU School of Medicine is a vibrant community of educators, students, scientists, clinicians and others working side-by-side to heal, teach, discover and serve. We are proud of our uniquely collaborative and collegial environment.

Our faculty is dedicated to preparing physicians, scientists and health care professionals for the responsibilities of their calling, while also providing outstanding care to patients from Oregon and elsewhere. The OHSU School of Medicine faculty is widely recognized nationally and internationally for the pursuit of new knowledge in a breadth of investigative areas ranging from molecular biology and cancer to heart disease, behavioral science and issues of public health.

The importance of the work of our physicians and scientists in this century grows by the year as opportunities increase for new knowledge, for better disease treatment, and for a health care system that provides for the needs of the individual in a manner that is affordable and available to all.

OHSU and its School of Medicine are committed to meeting the health professions and science education, biomedical research and health care needs of the people and the state we have been proud to serve since 1887.

Our Mission

  • Provide programs to enhance human health, with an emphasis on improving health and access to care for all Oregonians
  • Educate tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals and prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership, discovery and service.
  • Develop new medical knowledge and technologies through basic, clinical and translational research
  • Translate discoveries into effective health care and quality delivery.