OHSU

Matriculation Requirements

These requirements are provided as general information only.  Specific requirements are provided to matriculants after acceptance into the program.

 

RELOCATION

While the program officially begins in August, students are encouraged to move to Portland in July. This will allow 4-5 weeks for the student to complete these 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 in advance so they may make plans to move to Southern Oregon.

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

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 resucer level. Students can complete their training through a variety of organizations but the program recommends the Individual training through the American Red Cross

  

BACKGROUND CHECKS

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.

 

OHSU BIG BRAIN 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.

 

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. 

 

INSURANCE

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.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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.