Summer Observership

Family Medicine Clinical Experience for New Medical Students

(Available ONLY to incoming OHSU first-year students)

observershipThe Summer Observership enables students to:

  • Spend a week living and working with a family physician
  • Gain early experience with medicine and human dimensions of medicine
  • Become more familiar with office-based and community health care
  • Form relationships with physician role models and explore physician lifestyle issues

Practice Locations

  • Practice sites are available throughout Oregon.
  • Students are matched with physicians according to interests and availability.
  • Physician hosts provide housing and most meals.

Note: Students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from their site.


  • Completion of registration and information sheet
  • Attendance at half-day orientation on OHSU campus
  • Completion of one full week with assigned physician.

Apply here