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About Us | School of Medicine

Incoming residents at a GME welcome mixer in July 2018

The OHSU School of Medicine is a vibrant community of educators, students, scientists, clinicians and others working side-by-side to heal, teach, discover and serve. We are proud of our uniquely collaborative and collegial environment.

Our faculty is dedicated to preparing physicians, scientists and health care professionals for the responsibilities of their calling, while also providing outstanding care to patients from Oregon and elsewhere. The OHSU School of Medicine faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for their pursuit of new knowledge in a breadth of investigative areas, ranging from molecular biology and cancer to heart disease, behavioral science and issues of public health.

The importance our physicians' and scientists' work grows continually as opportunities increase for new knowledge, for better disease treatment, and for a health care system that meets individual needs in a way that is affordable and available to all.

We aim to:

  • Provide programs to enhance human health, with an emphasis on improving health and access to care for all Oregonians.
  • Educate tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals and prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership, discovery and service.
  • Develop new medical knowledge and technologies through basic, clinical and translational research.
  • Translate discoveries into effective health care and quality delivery.

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By the numbers

  • 1887: founding year
  • 2,433: faculty
  • 592: M.D. students
  • 85: percent entering M.D. class from Oregon
  • 784: graduate studies students
  • 845: residents and fellows
  • 225: Ph.D. students
  • 82: physician assistant students
  • $305 million: FY18 sponsored project research awards
  • 32: graduate degree programs
  • 7: basic science departments
  • 20: clinical departments
  • 18,492: alumni community
  • 10,801: participants in 194 continuing professional development activities in academic year 2016-2017
  • 45: percent M.D. grads who practice in Oregon (AAMC)
  • 41: percent M.D. grads who chose primary care in 2017
  • #2: rank of family medicine education program nationally*
  • #4: rank of rural medicine education program nationally*
  • #5: rank of physician assistant program nationally*
  • #6: rank of primary care education program nationally*

*latest available from U.S. News & World Report

updated January 2018

School of Medicine - statewide reach in serving all Oregonians, updated February 2019
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