The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is an organization by and for graduate students of the School of Medicine. Students from PhD, Masters and Graduate certificate programs are welcome and encouraged to be involved. Graduate students from all programs (including other OHSU schools) share common needs and challenges; the GSO gives students a forum to discuss these issues. We provide a community, both academic and social, for graduate students at OHSU. It promotes communication amongst students and faculty from the different disciplines and departments, while acting as an advocate for graduate students individually and as a whole. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, at 5:15 PM in the Student Center. Meetings are open to all.