MD - Incoming

White Coat-Class of 2015


Congratulations on being admitted to the OHSU School of Medicine. Now that you are through the Admissions process, you will begin to work with the staff in the Education and Student Affairs office. 
The information on this page will help you during the early stages of your enrollment at OHSU. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Transition to Medical School

Part One: Matriculation and Preparation
Part Two:  Gross Anatomy, Imaging and Embryology Course Orientation


You must complete this information before the Transition to Medical School course

HIPAA Training

Respect at the University Training

Integrity Education Booster

Other Big Brain Training, if applicable

Submission  of pre-entrance immunization form to the Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center (formerly Student Health Service)

Drug Testing

Code of Conduct/Student Handbook   Upon completing the reading of the Code of Conduct/Student Handbook, please be sure to print out your signature form and send to the EdSA office. 

Background Check.  You submitted a criminal background check through the MCAS.  
 This clearance is what we will use for you to obtain your id badge.


Required Summer Reading

"A Taste of My Own Medicine" by Edward E. Rosenbaum.  You may also read "The Doctor". 

Note: We will be inviting members of the Admissions Committee to participate in this small group discussion. 

Acquiring Identification

See the ID Badge link below.  Also, be sure to fill out the information for your Name Tag, to be used during orientation and will be your permanent name tag for the next four years.

You must send a 2" x2" passport photo(jpeg format). into the Education and Student Affairs Office by August 2, 2013.  The same rules that apply to a passport, apply to an OHSU ID badge photo.
 For more information on assort photo requirements, please click here.  You may attach your picture to an email and send it to Shelley Engle, Program Manager at OHSU. 

  • ID Badge   Your badge will be available to you the afternoon of August 12th, during the University Wide Campus Orientation. 
  • Name Tag 

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony creates an important focus for students entering medical school.  In the presence of family, friends and faculty members, student-physicians are welcomed
into the medical community and are "cloaked" with their first white coats.  The attending class members and physicians also stand to recite the Oath of Geneva, which is again sworn at their
 hooding ceremony in four years time.

Sadly, only three tickets will be available to each student for family and friends to attend the ceremony in the Old Library Auditorium.  However, there will be live streaming of the ceremony in an air-conditioned lecture hall for all other family and friends to attend. 


OHSU Orientation Camping Retreat

The Yearly OHSU Orientation Camping Retreat is an addition to the Transition to Medical School course in August. It is an opportunity to discuss balance, wellness, professionalism, and concerns about medical school with second year medical students around a campfire - and a chance to get to know your future classmates and colleagues, all while having fun camping at Milo Mclver Park!

Be certain, this retreat would be an unforgettable experience with many of you forging relationships that will last a lifetime with lasting memories! You don't want to miss this awesome event, led by some incredible MED16 students!!!

Information and Required form to attend retreat

Academic Resources 


The Class of 2014 hopes this guidebook helps share some of our collective knowledge about what to expect with classes next fall, what books to buy, and where to live.  We also want to tell you more about Portland and most weighing, how to survive your first year of medical school (it is possible). We hope that you will find our accumulated wisdom useful. In addition, in the fall you will be assigned a second year student to be your "Big Sib." This person will be another resource to help with your transition into medical school.

Read the SAGE Book of Advice

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road

Mail Code L102
Portland, OR 97239
p: 503.494.8228
f: 503.494.3400


We are located on the fourth floor of Mackenzie Hall, in the Office of the Dean.


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