Our exciting new medical curriculum has arrived
We have exciting news for prospective M.D. students! The OHSU School of Medicine is rolling out a new medical curriculum in the fall of 2014. Want to know more about it? Read on . . .
While you are on this site, be sure to check out the images from the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), located along Portland's stunning South Waterfront. The CLSB will be operational in 2014 – just in time for your first class.
If you have questions, please call us at 503 494-8220 or drop us an email. One question we've received is about classes, study time and other day-to-day activities. Take a look at this draft weekly schedule to get a sense of what YOUR M.D. will look like.
THE QUICK LOOK
Changing the landscape of health
YOUR M.D. will effectively prepare the M.D. graduate for residency training and professional practice to best serve and meet the needs of society in the 21st century.
Oregon and the Oregon Health & Science University are at the center of the evolution underway in health care. Our state leaders are implementing health care reform at a scale that may prove to be a model for the nation.
OHSU faculty, staff and students are partnering with the state on many innovative initiatives, as well as leading our own. This dynamic evolutionary environment provides unique learning opportunities for students.
This spirit of innovation and evolution is a driving force behind our new M.D. curriculum – YOUR M.D.
WHY A NEW CURRICULUM?
Our new curriculum prepares physicians to be leaders in the health care delivery and discovery environment that is rapidly changing.
Embracing innovative teaching methods, our curriculum emphasizes the development of knowledge, skills, and behaviors most needed by 21st-century physicians, including interprofessional teamwork and communication, data interpretation, use of information technology and quality science.
YOUR M.D. provides opportunities to explore individual interests in addition to the core curriculum. All students learn about the unique health care needs of rural and underserved communities, as well as complete a "deep dive" scholarly project prior to graduation.
SO WHEN DOES IT START?
The new curriculum will be launched coincident with the opening of the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) located on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River in Portland's vibrant South Waterfront Central District in August 2014.
This inspiring building is home to new classrooms and learning studios, state-of-the-art research laboratories, student lounges, advanced imaging technology, and a 20,000-square foot interprofessional simulation facility.
The new curriculum will be phased in over four years, starting in 2014. Aspects of the curriculum will continue to evolve based on the needs of students, Oregon and the nation.
Information about the YOUR M.D. initiative, our development process, our national partners, our timeline and much more is available at: www.ohsu.edu/newcurriculum