These requirements are provided as general information only. Specific requirements are provided to matriculants after acceptance into the program
While the program officially begins in early-mid August, students are encouraged to move to Portland four to five weeks in advance (end of June or beginning of July). This will allow time for the student to complete matriculation requirements, and to become familiar with Portland and the surrounding area, prior to the start of supervised practice rotations. Students placed in Medford will be notified before May 15th so they may make plans to move to Southern Oregon. Below are housing resources:
OHSU follows the guidelines for required immunizations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the State of Oregon. Students must comply with pre-entrance immunization requirements and remain in compliance fur the duration of their enrollment at OHSU, as specified by the Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center.
All entering students will need current First Aid and Adult CPR certification at the healthcare provider and/or professional rescuer level. Students can complete their training through a variety of organizations but the program recommends the individual training through the American Red Cross.
Per OHSU policy, a criminal background check is required for all entering students.
All students must complete an initial 10-panel drug screening in accordance with OHSU Policy No. 02-01-003, Student Drug and Alcohol Testing. Students will complete the test during a two-week window of time immediately preceding the start of summer term. All students may be tested "for cause" as needed. "For cause" testing includes alcohol and/or drug tests. The cost of the drug test is included in the student fees.
All entering students must complete the ServSafe Food Safety Program for managers prior to enrollment. NOTE: Students who complete the online program must take a proctored exam to complete their certification. Visit ServSafe for more information.
The program requires that students maintain a student membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the duration of their enrollment.
Students must complete the following training modules:
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
- Respect at the University
- Hospital Compliance
- Integrity Education Booster
- Emergency Management
- General Safety
- Blood Borne Pathogens
Students gain access to their OHSU Compass accounts 30 days prior to their start date, as long as they have registered for classes. Please retain OHSU account information, as the initial e-mail will expire.
For an OHSU ID badge, students must submit a passport-style, 2 x 2 digital photo (.jpg/jpeg format) prior to enrollment. The photo must follow U.S. passport photo requirements.
Travel to and from practice sites is the responsibility of the student. Distance between the student's primary placement and practice sites may vary and extended distances may occur. Students will need personal reliable transportation, though the program recommends that students take public transit to campus on class days as parking is extremely limited. The Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition do not pay for travel expenses, nor does the program provide vehicles for intern travel to rotation sites.
Students must be able to show proof of major medical insurance, either through OHSU's student insurance plan or, if covered by another plan, through the waiver process. More information on insurance and the waiver process can be found at the Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center website.
Please note that additional background checks, drug tests, fingerprinting, etc. may be required by other supervised practice sites. Any costs not covered by the supervised practice sites will be the responsibility of the student.