Strategic Initiatives


The School of Medicine aims to develop strong relationships with industry and academic partners, enabling productive collaborations that support innovative technology platforms, complement faculty expertise and enhance research programs across the school. Learn more.


Diversity is a catalyst for creativity and innovation. A diverse community of faculty, students and staff immeasurably enriches our learning environment and helps us move closer to a future in which our community of health care providers mirrors the diversity of our patients. We will build and sustain a multicultural community because this is a reflection of the fundamental values of the OHSU School of Medicine.  We want to increase diversity because it is the right thing to do and because it makes us stronger and better able to provide for patients. Learn more.

M.D. Curriculum Transformation

The OHSU School of Medicine has launched a curriculum – YOUR M.D. – that rethinks the century-old model of medical education. It recognizes that medical knowledge and technology will continue to expand rapidly and that future physicians must be experts not only at assessing and improving their own skills, but also at adapting to discoveries and technology changes, and leading a culture change that ensures the health care system of the future is always improving. Learn more.

Research Roadmap

The national research landscape has shifted. Federal funding is moving towards team-based grants and projects. Answering complex biomedical questions requires a collective effort to solve the most difficult and important questions in science.

Above all, academic biomedicine and science must be guided by the goal to improve human health. In 2010-2011, the OHSU School of Medicine prepared for these shifts by developing and adopting a Research Roadmap. This strategic plan is the result of a collective effort by more than 100 faculty members and is guided by one vision. Learn more.