Prospective Students

Welcome to OHSU

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Oregon Health & Science University offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Over the last decade there has been a tremendous expansion of research programs at OHSU. OHSU has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists and patients from across the country and around the world. At the same time, we retain our strong commitment to serving our local community.

The following information will be useful in deciding whether OHSU is right for you.  Beyond finding the perfect academic program, you should also look at all of the other resources and opportunities OHSU and the city of Portland have to offer.  Keeping up-to-date with us via social media resources and reading our Student Speak blogs are a great way to get a glimpse as to what life is like for current students.

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We are the scientists of OHSU

Meet the Graduate Faculty Scientists

Isabella Baconguis, PhD - Vollum Fellow, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Graduate of the of Neuroscience Graduate Program

Damien Fair, PhD
- Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Graduate Program in Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroscience Graduate Program

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD - Associate Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Graduate Program in Molecular & Medical Genetics

Relocating to Portland

Portland is a great city to live in. There are many commuting options allowing students to live in a variety of areas to suit their budget and needs. There is no one answer to the question of where to live, but there are a few sites available to assist you in you decision. Please note: OHSU has no first hand knowledge of any of the properties or entities, and inclusion of them on any OHSU website should not be construed as an endorsement. These listings are offered to assist students with their housing needs.


The OHSU Graduate Programs Equity Summer Research Program offers a paid stipend and an exciting opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks working with faculty and graduate students in a research setting. Eligible applicants are students who have experienced social or economic disadvantages and would like gain hands on experience working in a research lab with a mentor. Learn More.

OHSU is committed to providing equal access to qualified students who experience a disability incompliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADA-AA) of 2008.  If you have a disability or think you may have a disability(physical, sensory, chronic health, psychological, learning, or other) please contact the Office for Student Access at (503) 494-0082 or to discuss eligibility for academic accommodations.  Information is also available at  Because accommodations may take time to implement and cannot be applied retroactively, it is important to have this discussion as soon as possible.  All information regarding a student's disability is kept in accordance with relevant state and federal laws.