Professional Development Center



The Professional Development Center serves OHSU School of Medicine graduate students in four key ways:

1) Professional Skill Development: We will be offering many training sessions and resources to help you develop the professional skills you need to succeed as a researcher, including instruction on leadership, presentation skills and writing.

2) Career Planning: It is our goal to help you find rewarding jobs that match your interests, skills, and talents.

3) Individual Development Plan. We will help you complete, evaluate and implement your individual development plan (IDP).  Your IDP will help you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

4) Student Affairs: We provide counseling for professional development, career planning, and student affairs.  Contact Jackie Wirz ( | 503.494.3443) to schedule an appointment.

Contact the PDC!

Professional Development Center |

Jackie Wirz, PhD | | 503.494.3443 | 503.201.3543