School of Medicine

Accreditation in the School of Medicine

Institutional and programmatic accreditation standards and review provide continuous assessment and evaluation of the OHSU School of Medicine educational programs.  Accrediting agencies (institutional and programmatic) are under the U.S. Department of Education. OHSU receives institutional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The NWCCU accredits School of Medicine (SoM) graduate programs leading to the Master's and Doctorate degrees. Following is information about SoM accreditation and SoM programs' current status. 

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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Oregon Health & Science University maintains continuous accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education, through rigorous peer-review and evaluation. OHSU's most recent reaffirmation of accreditation occurred in 2023 after a comprehensive report with a site visit. OHSU’s next report to NWCCU will be in fall 2025 with a Mid-Cycle review.  Read more

Undergraduate Medical Education (M.D. Program)

Oregon Health & Science University’s undergraduate medical education (M.D.) program maintains full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the body that sets standards for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada.

On October 31, 2023 the LCME cleared OHSU School of Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) of all remaining areas requiring improvement. This brought the M.D. Program into full compliance with all accreditation standards, earning a satisfactory performance in all 93 elements. The next full LCME survey and site visit will be in the 2027-2028 calendar year. 

Find additional information on accreditation and accreditation verification, by visiting or contacting the LCME Secretariat at

See the Specialized Accreditation page for undergraduate medical education program details. 

Physician Assistant Program leading to the PA master's degree

The OHSU Physician Assistant (PA) Program receives programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, which protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs to ensure their compliance with those standards.  See the Specialized Accreditation page for PA program details. 

Division of Management Program leading to the master's and M.B.A. degrees

The Division of Management (DOM) offers two graduate programs in Healthcare Management: A Master of Science (MS) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. — a joint program with Portland State University School of Business Administration). The M.B.A. in Healthcare Management has specialty accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

See the Specialized Accreditation page for program accreditation details. 

Public Health and Preventative Medicine Program leading to the MPH, MD/MPH, MS and MBST degrees

The Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine provides the epidemiology and biostatistics curriculum for the OHSU School of Medicine and for the tri-campus Oregon M.P.H. Program. The department offers a Council on Education for Public Health accredited Master in Public Health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, a graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, an M.S./M.B.S.T. in Biostatistics, and an accredited residency program in Preventive Medicine. 

See the Specialized Accreditation page for Public Health program details. 

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

All OHSU School of Medicine graduate programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or other accrediting bodies or boards.

View all OHSU GME training programs.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 credit™ for continuing medical education. In July 2021, the Division was awarded "Accreditation with Commendation" – the highest level of accreditation possible. The next full ACCME review will be in 2027.