Education at OHSU

Educational Improvement and Innovation

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The Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation promotes and advances the reflective, scholarly and innovative endeavor of teaching at OHSU and beyond. We help develop the OHSU community as teachers, scholars, mentors and leaders in the health professions to sustain and nourish their careers and become outstanding practitioners and scientists. 

We do this through: 

  • Establishing an educational culture that recognizes and promotes teaching excellence 
  • Advancing interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation 
  • Preparing faculty to meet assessment and accreditation standards for educational excellence 
  • Cultivating the potential of OHSU to contribute to the growing body of scholarship in health professions education 
  • Recognizing and rewarding faculty members by providing visibility to their work, interprofessional collaborations with colleagues and opportunities to make unique contributions 
  • Providing quality educational services including student support, curriculum design, assessment planning, teaching consultation and more
  • Educators’ Collaborative: A community of practice for those interested in education, including direct teaching, innovation, scholarship, curriculum design and mentoring.
  • School of Medicine - Faculty Development:  The resources and development opportunities listed throughout these pages have been curated to support equitable faculty advancement, career satisfaction and wellness. 
  • AccreditationAccreditation is a measure of quality and a demonstration of OHSU's commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Interprofessional Education:  The Interprofessional Initiative has helped drive an educational revolution at OHSU. Working collaboratively across OHSU's schools and programs, we have built a model for interprofessional practice and education.

Teaching & Learning Center

Learn about academic technology and pedagogy-focused educator development.

Academic Assessment

Learn about the Assessment Council process, resources, and evidence for assessment in action.


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Learning Support

Identify strategies and services to help learners achieve.

Educator Development

Learn about resources to support educator career growth.

Education Scholarship

Learn how to cultivate scholarship in teaching and learning.

Trauma-Informed Education

Trauma-Informed Education

Mentorship & Career Design

Mentorship and Career Design


Make sure to check OHSU Now for Ascend, a bi-weekly updated round-up of faculty and educator development opportunities including those in the areas of pedagogy, assessment, career development, and education scholarship. To see the most recent issue of Ascend, toggle from “Relevance” to “Date:  Newest to Oldest” at the top right of the OHSU Now link.

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Additional professional development opportunities relevant to educators can also be accessed through OHSU’s Career and Workplace Enhancement Center.