Resident Testimonials: "Why I Chose OHSU"

Resident Testimonials

"I was looking for a program that prioritized education, compassion, and fun - all of which I found here. The faculty members are dedicated to resident education. The program leadership is eager to work with residents to make the program the best for all. And my co-residents are incredible, hard-working, and a great support. Additionally, I wanted to live in a place where I could do something outside and fun when I had days off - Portland is definitely full of many options!"

"The people. Most any residency will give to you what you put into it and the rankings are but a poor way to compare them. The people, however, are what stood out to me at OHSU. Some of the most caring, thoughtful, hardworking, fun, collaborative, and inspiring people I know. We are truly a family, and I could think of no better group with which to spend some of the most formative years of my professional life."

"Portland is an amazing mecca of all things food, drink, art, entertainment and outdoorsy fun. Even if I only have 1 day off in a weekend, it's incredible how rejuvenating a day trip to the coast, a hike in the gorge, a tax-free shopping spree, or a happy hour at a local brewery can be."

"I felt like this program recognized and promoted pediatrics not just as a specialty, but as a vocation and a privilege. Where knowing how to be at your best with every patient is not a goal, but a responsibility."

"I cannot imagine a more supportive environment. I have been amazed at how smart and dedicated the faculty and residents are here, yet everyone is so approachable and encouraging. Overall, the program really advocates for residents."

"I knew I had to be in Portland after driving up Terwilliger on the day of my interview and catching a picture-perfect view of Mt. Hood. I love how balanced our program is - giving us time for education, research, and advocacy. We have wonderful faculty mentors that help us reach our goals."

"I love the size of the program -- big enough to provide exposure to a wide variety of patients and pathology, and faculty members who have diverse interests, but small enough to provide a sense of community and allow you to really get to know your co-residents, attendings, and support staff."

"Coming from the East Coast (and actually never having even been to the West Coast until interview season), Mount Hood literally stopped me in my tracks in the middle of the street the first time I saw it -- Oregon is definitely a pretty state."