It is now even easier to make a donation and show your support for the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University.
OHSU is Oregon’s only medical school. As such, the school has a unique role to play in Oregon’s healthcare system. A key part of this is to ensure that Oregon has the highest quality and geographically well-distributed healthcare workforce possible. The school is also keenly interested in helping to create a workforce that reflects demographic diversity of all types — cultural, socioeconomic and geographic. Oregon, like the rest of the nation, is facing a physician workforce shortage, especially in rural settings and in primary care specialties. The school has initiatives underway to address shortages and to enhance educational curriculum to future healthcare needs. Meeting the school's goals and Oregon’s needs will require campus expansion.
Indeed, OHSU's School of Medicine has already outgrown its main Marquam Hill campus. Thanks to a gift of twenty acres of land on Portland’s South Waterfront from Schnitzer Investment Corp., plus an anonymous gift of $40 million to expand the school's new South Waterfront campus, the future looks bright for Oregon’s only academic health care center. But it will take an unprecedented partnership between public and private funders to realize the potential of the Schnitzer campus.