Welcome to MD Program (Undergraduate Medical Education)

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The OHSU School of Medicine is an amazing place, where next-generation medical education meets a collegial and collaborative culture, set in an amazing state. Since its founding in 1887, our school has been a leader in medical education and innovation.  Recently, our MD program has undergone transformative change in order to prepare our graduates to best serve society in the 21st century.

In the School of Medicine, we recognize that the health care delivery environment has changed dramatically.  Medical knowledge and technology will continue to rapidly expand and change.  To that end, our goal is to graduate physicians with demonstrated skills in lifelong learning and improvement – leaders who can adapt to and develop future innovations in the health system, leading to better outcomes for patients and communities.

Tracy Bumsted, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

School of Medicine mission statement

It is the mission of the School of Medicine 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

Medical Student Handbook