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The PMCB Retreat is held annually in September so that it can serve as an opportunity for orientation of incoming students, as well as a forum for research and a good opportunity for socializing. Activities include faculty talks, an afternoon poster session, mentor speed dating, and a student awards presentation. Topics for the talks include emerging research areas, strategies for successful graduate students, how to choose a mentor, how to choose a post-doc position, and careers in science. All PMCB faculty are invited to attend the retreat together with their pre- and postdoctoral trainees. This is an informal retreat, with plenty of opportunity for one-on-one discussion.
Graduate Student Organization
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) represents graduate students from all areas of OHSU. The GSO sponsors academic and social events including the Student Research Forum and an annual ski trip. Visit the GSO website for more information on activities and how to get involved.
Career & Professional Development Center
The PDC provides resources for cultivating professional skills (including leadership, presentation, and writing), identifying the career path (or paths!) that will use those skills, and honing an individual development plan to get to that career path. Director Jackie Wirz, PhD, offers a creative, skills-based approach to helping students find their best-fit career path with practical advice on making the transition from trainee to employee.
Center for Diversity & Inclusion
OHSU's Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) serves employees and students by striving to create a community of inclusion, where students from historically underrepresented populations can thrive. CDI works on a high level with individual programs and departments, but also works directly with students via recruiting fairs and various diverse student interest groups.
Office for Student Access
As part of OHSU's commitment to diversity, the Office for Student Access (OSA) is committed to provide equal access and reasonable accommodation for qualified students. Student Access also provides resources for general academic support, including learning styles, study strategies, and time management. Students using this service are encourage to contact the OSA as soon as possible, as accommodations can take time to implement and cannot be applied retroactively.