Education at OHSU

Northeast Oregon

Anthony Lakes, NE Oregon

Launched in 2018, Northeast Oregon Campus for Rural Health has the capacity to house 11 learners each month with six teaching site affiliates in Union and Wallowa counties. Currently, Northeast Oregon has recruited two OHSU graduates for practice.

A four hour drive from Portland brings you to Union County, population of 26,461, where the local economy is based on natural resources, ranching and timber - the largest employers are Boise Cascade and Grande Ronde Hospital. The trip to Wallowa County, population 7,081, is over five hours from Portland where health care and education are the largest employment sectors, followed by agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining. Nearby mountains and streams offer hunting, hiking, fishing, skiing, boating, and camping. The powder snow of Anthony Lakes, natural glacial formation of Wallowa Lake, and the Umatilla and Wallowa–Whitman National Parks are just a few recreational areas framed by the Columbia Plateau of the Wallowa mountain range and the Blue Mountains which stretch over the states of Oregon and Idaho and eight counties. Eastern Oregon University and Blue Mountain Community College have a strong presence here. 

Teaching Affiliates: Winding Waters Clinic (FQHC and 5 Star PCPCH), Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Grande Ronde Hospital, Grande Ronde Medical Clinics (5 Star PCPCH), Dr. Eli Mayes, DDS, and Red Cross Drug Store


  • FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Center  (U.S. Department Health and Human Services)
  • PCPCH: Patient-Centered Primary Care Home  (Oregon Health Authority) 
  • CCO: Coordinated Care Organizations (Oregon Health Authority)

Past Community Projects

Interprofessional Community-based Courses

In addition to clinical rotations, students at Campus for Rural Health sites are enrolled concurrently in an interprofessional Rural Community-based Project course. Projects are selected for their ability meet two primary goals: 1) To allow students to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-life community health care concerns, and 2) To support rural communities in meeting self-identified health care needs. 

IPE 412-512-712 FAQ

The IPE Rural Continuity course is offered to students who return to a Campus for Rural Health site for a subsequent rotation. Attendance at course and community meetings is required for the duration of the student's experience at a Campus for Rural Health site. Completion of the 1 credit Interprofessional Rural Community Project Course  (412, 512, 712)

IPE 422-522-722 FAQ