2014 and beyond (YOUR M.D.)

Our exciting new medical curriculum has arrived

Click for more detailWe have exciting news for M.D. students! The OHSU School of Medicine's new medical curriculum is underway. Want to know more about it? Click on the infographic at right to learn about YOUR M.D. and  download the PDF to take with you. Read on for more details . . .

Most of the first- and second-year medical student instruction takes place in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB). You may also be interested in learning about the OHSU Interprofessional Education Initiative in which medical students participate. 

If you have questions, please call us at 503 494-8220 or drop us an email. Wondering about classes, study time and other day-to-day activities? Visit this page to get a sense of what the day-to-day of YOUR M.D. looks 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.

YOUR M.D. competencies

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 YOUR M.D. curriculum.

YOUR MD Students

Why a new curriculum?

Our 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.

When did it start?

The new curriculum launched in August 2014 shortly after 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.

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 YOUR M.D. 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