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The OHSU School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education Colleges advising system will consist of seven Colleges, each representing a different practice setting. Students are placed in a College based on their own vision of their ultimate career. Colleges are overseen by one to two College masters; each will also have three to five College leaders. 

Goals of the OHSU Colleges system: 

  1. To individualize the medical school experience by matching students with faculty who have similar interests and relevant past experiences
  2. To offer students the opportunity to confirm their initial practice/ medical interest and to help find mentors and resources for those interests
  3. To offer information on topics related to type of medical career desired through small group sessions and electives
  4. To provide a structure for curricula including wellness, financial resources and debt management, summer opportunities, and service learning

Physician Profiles

Interested in learning more about the different specialties? Be sure to read these articles. Check back for more features soon!

What's it like to be a  . . .

colleges and leadership

College for Global Health and the Urban Underserved


  • Molly Osborne, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Kevin Winthrop, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

College for Urban Medical Subspecialties

These specialties include neurology, internal medicine and pediatric subspecialties, dermatology, ophthalmology and psychiatry.


  • Rebecca Harrison, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Gordon Noel, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine


  • Rebecca Armour, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Donna Kim, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Jeff Kraakevik, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Scott Naugler, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Eric Simpson, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

College for Surgical Specialties

These specialties include obstetrics and gynecology and surgery.


  • Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Karen Kwong, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

College for Metropolitan Primary Care 

These specialties include family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.


  • Tanya Page, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine


  • Katie Bensching, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Sumathi Devarajan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Cindy Ferrell, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Joseph Hardman, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Ben Schneider, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Evan Shereck, M.D., Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics

College for Rural Medicine


  • Lisa Dodson, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director, Oregon Area Health Education Center

College for Acute Care Medicine

These specialties include anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, emergency medicine and critical care.


  • Nicole Deiorio, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dawn Dillman, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine


  • Patrick Brunett, MD
  • Robert Cloutier, MD
  • Daniel Hagg, MD
  • Andrea Orfanakis, MD
  • Paula Vanderford, MD

College for Hospital-Based Diagnostics and Therapeutics

These specialties include radiation medicine, internal medicine and pediatric hospitalists, radiology, pathology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.


  • Jim Anderson, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Renèe Rutledge, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine