About Graduate Medical Education

KCVI Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Oregon Health & Science University is Oregon's only academic health center and is nationally distinguished as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to focus on discoveries to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares the health care and health science professionals of the future, and on patient care that incorporates the latest advances.


As the state’s only public health and research university Oregon Health & Science University is the place where healing, teaching and discovery come together. OHSU educates and trains the health care professionals that Oregon communities need and provides care to those Oregonians with the most difficult health challenges. OHSU is a unique resource for Oregonians where OHSU faculty work every day discovering new ways to help save lives. 

Graduate Medical Education is one of the central missions of Oregon Health & Science University.  GME training programs are offered in virtually all fields of medicine, as well as dental residencies.  

Detailed information regarding GME for a particular program or residency can be obtained by contacting the appropriate program director or coordinator.

Teaching Facilities

OHSU and the VA Portland Health Care System are the major clinical teaching facilities of OHSU for undergraduate and graduate medical education . The patient care and teaching programs at the university and the Portland VA are under the direction and supervision of OHSU faculty.  House staff participate in the care of patients in the hospitals and gain additional experience in community hospitals, which have affiliated teaching programs under the direction of the OHSU School of Medicine.

GME Expansion

Graduate Medical Education plans to increase the number of residency slots in the state by 100 in coming years, including establishing  new programs at Tuality Community Hospital, and having OHSU residents rotate in rural communities including Grants Pass, Enterprise, Coos Bay and Astoria. 

GME Office

The office of Graduate Medical Education coordinates house staff appointments and assignments.  The office also assists in assuring excellence in the training programs and in serving prospective, current and past residents and fellows.