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 for more than 120 years.

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.

By The Numbers

  • 2,026: faculty
  • 550: M.D. students
  • 85: percent entering M.D. class from Oregon
  • 756: graduate studies students
  • 823: residents and fellows
  • 1/3: number of total Oregon licensed physicians receiving all or part of their education at OHSU
  • $229 million: research awards in 2012 for School of Medicine
  • $359 million: total research awards in 2012 for OHSU
  • #3: rank of primary care education program nationally by US News & World Report
  • #11: rank nationwide for meeting social mission by Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 36,988: participants in CME programs in 2013
  • 15,000: alumni community
  • #6: National ranking for Physician Assistant Program
  • 7: basic science departments
  • 19: clinical departments
  • 1887: founding year
  • 46: percent M.D. grads who practice in Oregon
  • 46: percent M.D. grads who chose primary care in 2012
  • 53: percent of physicians retained from GME
  • 223: total Ph.D. candidates
  • 23: graduate degree programs
  • 329: Masters students
  • 77: Physician Assistant students