Oregon Office of Rural Health


OHSU students

Rural Oregon - Where Opportunity Knocks. If you're a junior high, high school or college student considering a career in health care, congratulations! The health care field is full of exciting opportunities for people of all education levels and abilities. ORH is committed to assisting you through the process and we offer a variety of services centered around supporting, inspiring, and helping to connect students along this path. Services include guidance with loan forgiveness and loan repayment programs, access to rural job postings through 3RNet, and direct connections to health care employers. 

ORH offers complimentary career planning guidance in some of the following areas:

  • CV review and/or development
  • Interview preparation
  • Job selection guidance
  • Loan repayment incentive programs guidance

No matter what health care career direction you chose, please know that ORH is here to assist you through the process. All materials, resources and tools we provide are complimentary. 

ORH administers various provider incentive programs in partnership with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). 

For more information on these programs, go to: ORH Provider Incentive Programs

Hosted by OHSU, Oregon AHEC is comprised of a program office and five regional centers. These centers serve Oregon's 36 counties within 5 regions covering 96,000 square miles; Northeast Oregon (NEOAHEC), Central Oregon (CEAHEC), South West Oregon (AHECSW) , Central Willamette Valley and Coast (OPAHEC) and Portland's Tri-County Urban area (OHWI). These centers work collaboratively to develop a well-prepared, high quality healthcare workforce for Oregon that begins with early childhood (K-16) education, through professional training and into support for practicing professionals.

For more information on these programs, go to Oregon AHEC.


For more information, please contact Trixie Ortiz | Program Manager – Recruitment and Retention | ortizt@ohsu.edu