Global Health Center
OHSU collaborates with the global health community via the Global Health Center. This center promotes quality and equity in healthcare worldwide. The Global Health Center partners with domestic and international communities and develops programs for students, faculty, staff and partners promoting global health awareness, research, education and advocacy.
Residents use their Elective Time during their PGY2 and PGY3 years to pursue some form of a global health experience. Some residents choose to enroll in intensive language courses in places such as Costa Rica and Peru while others have traveled to experience health care in a different setting. In the last year five residents traveled to Africa, developing a formal relationship between OHSU and the teaching hospital in Gondar, Ethiopia. Residents have also traveled to China and India to learn about medical care in those countries. The residency program is supportive of residents who wish to do research or clinical electives in other international venues.