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 4-5 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 some housing resources:
The program expects all entering students to be current with required immunizations prior to matriculation. The university's policy regarding immunizations may be found on the Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center website
FIRST AID AND ADULT CPR
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.
STUDENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
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.
SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM FOR MANAGERS
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.
ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS MEMBERSHIP
The program requires that students maintain a student membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the duration of their enrollment. Learn more about AND membership here.
OHSU COMPASS ONLINE TRAINING MODULES
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, and 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 email will expire.
ID BADGE PHOTO
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
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
Travel to and from practice sites is the responsibility of the student. Distance between the intern'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.