MD Program Applicants:
3/31/2015 8:50 AM
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It is the mission of the School of Medicine to enhance human health through programs of excellence in education, research, health care and public service to the larger community including underserved populations. In achieving these goals, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine seeks to establish an educational environment that challenges its students to strive for academic excellence and fosters the development of compassion, humanism, professionalism, and cultural competence in the care of patients from their first days in the classroom to their final rotation in the hospitals and clinics. A fundamental priority throughout OHSU is to enable each student to fulfill his or her potential as a human being and as a health care professional while effectively meeting the health-related needs of the multiple communities he or she will serve.
Academic Preparation for Application
When reviewing an applicant's academic profile, the Admissions Committee looks at the most recent eligible MCAT along with science and non-science GPA. They also consider such factors as universities/colleges attended, courses taken, GPA trends, course loads, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of the academic experience.
We suggest applicants seek assistance from their health careers advisor on their campus before applying. Even if an applicant has been out of school for a while, we still advise them to seek assistance from a college level health careers advisor. The Office of Admissions will not advise applicants as to the appropriate college courses that should be taken nor will they review transcripts prior to application.
Typical Profile of Admissions Cycle and Entering Class
- Total applications received: 4,600+
- Of the 4,600 applications received, approx. 9% are Oregonians, 91% are non-residents
- Applicants Interviewed: 450+
- Number of acceptance offers made: 220+
- Class size: 132
- Profile of Entering Class:
- 70% residents of Oregon
- Average age: 26
- Average total GPA: 3.66
- Average science GPA: 3.61
- Average MCAT: 31
- 30% are previous applicants
- Represent 70+ different undergraduate institutions
- 70% residents of Oregon
Maximum Title IX and EO compliance
This statement incorporates language from both the Title IX statement and the general EO statement.
OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, email@example.com Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239. Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239. AAEO email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.ohsu.edu/aaeo. Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.