Serving All Oregonians | School of Medicine

School of Medicine - statewide reach in serving all Oregonians, updated February 2019
This map illustrates the School of Medicine's involvement throughout the state of Oregon.

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As the state's only academic health center, OHSU's mission includes a number of activities and programs that no other teaching hospital can offer: educating the next generation of health care providers, discovering new cures, providing care for the most vulnerable and difficult cases, and statewide outreach that touches all 36 Oregon counties. OHSU's School of Medicine serves Oregonians in many communities throughout the state.

See how the school is involved in your community.

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Program descriptions are provided below. Information last updated May 2018.

The Dalles

  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Bend

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Warm Springs

  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

John Day

  • Graduate medical education

La Grande

  • Graduate medical education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine
    • In La Grande, physicians from the Grande Ronde Hospital connect with OHSU specialists via through telemedicine.  

Enterprise

  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Ontario

  • Graduate medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Klamath Falls

  • OHSU Campus for Rural Health - Klamath Falls
    • In 2015, OHSU launched a new university-wide initiative to better support the diverse, health needs of rural Oregon. The OHSU Campus for Rural Health, with academic headquarters in Klamath Falls, is comprised of distributed, learning sites around the state where OHSU medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and physician assistant students live and learn together. Students gain valuable, interprofessional experiences in rural clinical settings while immersing themselves in local health issues by participating in a longitudinal, community based project. Current sites are located in Klamath Falls and Coos Bay, and OHSU is exploring possibilities for a new site elsewhere in the state. The initiative builds on existing concentrations of OHSU resources and programs around the state to formalize and strengthen learning and teaching outside the Portland metro area. Another goal of the sites is to provide organized professional development and training for local practitioners who are teaching OHSU students. To meet facility needs in Klamath Falls, OHSU and Sky Lakes Medical Center joined together on the construction of a collaborative health care building.
  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate medical education
    • Cascades East, a rural family medicine residency, is a collaboration of OHSU and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls. The program currently has eight residents per year for a total of 24 residents. Both full-time family medicine faculty and community physicians from many specialties are committed to teaching in the program. While most rotations occur in Klamath Falls, residents spend some time in other Oregon communities, including Portland, Medford, Bend and four frontier communities: Burns, John Day, Enterprise and Lakeview. 
  • Physician Assistant Program education
    • During the second year of the program, rural track students in the ORSPAP are assigned a rotation at one of OHSU's campuses for rural health (Klamath Falls and Coos Bay) with a minimum of one more rotation in a rural setting. When at the OHSU campus for rural health site the students will be in the "Rural Community-Based Project" course where they develop, implement and evaluate a community-identified project that addresses a local health issue(s). Students engage with community partners, OHSU faculty leaders, and students from other health professions. 
  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Roseburg

  • Graduate medical education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine
    • In Roseburg, physicians from the Mercy Medical Center connect with OHSU specialists via through telemedicine. 

Medford

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Ashland

  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Eugene/Springfield/Junction City

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate medical education 
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Oregon State Hospital
    • OHSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry faculty care for patients at the Oregon State Hospital on both the Salem and the Junction City campuses.
  • Telemedicine
    • In the Eugene/Springfield area, physicians from the Sacred Heath Medical Center connect with OHSU specialists via through telemedicine. 

Corvallis

  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Florence

  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Astoria

  • Graduate medical education
    • In 2016, the OHSU School of Medicine began a new, elective emergency medicine residency rotation at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Introducing GME to Astoria was a natural extension of OHSU's already robust relationship with the city's community hospital. OHSU collaborates with Columbia Memorial to provide a range of health care services, including ophthalmology, radiation therapy, cardiology and a telemedicine program for stroke and pediatric specialty services in the emergency department. A number of providers have faculty appointments in the OHSU School of Medicine and participate in OHSU didactic conferences and continuing medical education events. Learn more about OHSU's Graduate Medical Education training programs
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital
    • The Columbia Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Astoria Oregon offers chemotherapy, imaging, pharmacy and other services in one building for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. The cancer center was a joint effort between Columbia Memorial Hospital, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Sonny Park, and the City of Astoria. The Astoria City Council approved a $300,000 urban renewal grant to build the cancer center, the hospital foundation supplied the furnishings, CMH Auxiliary Volunteers provided the 10 infusion chairs Clatsop Community College Art Department and local potters donated art for the center. OHSU worked with the community to bring an oncologist in to coordinate the entire process.
  • Telemedicine

Tillamook

  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Lincoln City

  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Newport

  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Coos Bay

  • Graduate medical education
    • The OHSU School of Medicine and Bay Area Hospital teamed up in 2014 to establish a new training rotation for surgeons. The six-month graduate medical education program gives two senior residents an opportunity to immerse themselves in the decidedly non-urban environment of Coos Bay, population 15,857, affording them exposure to a broad set of surgical cases, extended patient care continuity and the chance to develop leadership skills in the operating room. Learn more about OHSU's Graduate Medical Education training programs.
  • Physician Assistant Program education
    • During the second year of the program, rural track students in the ORSPAP are assigned a rotation at one of OHSU's campuses for rural health (Klamath Falls and Coos Bay) with a minimum of one more rotation in a rural setting. When at the OHSU campus for rural health site the students will be in the "Rural Community-Based Project" course where they develop, implement and evaluate a community-identified project that addresses a local health issue(s). Students engage with community partners, OHSU faculty leaders, and students from other health professions. 
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Campus for Rural Health - Coos Bay
    • In 2015, OHSU launched a new university-wide initiative to better support the diverse, health needs of rural Oregon. The OHSU Campus for Rural Health, with academic headquarters in Klamath Falls, is comprised of distributed, learning sites around the state where OHSU medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and physician assistant students live and learn together. Students gain valuable, interprofessional experiences in rural clinical settings while immersing themselves in local health issues by participating in a longitudinal, community based project. Current sites are located in Klamath Falls and Coos Bay, and OHSU is exploring possibilities for a new site elsewhere in the state. The initiative builds on existing concentrations of OHSU resources and programs around the state to formalize and strengthen learning and teaching outside the Portland metro area. Another goal of the sites is to provide organized professional development and training for local practitioners who are teaching OHSU students. 
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Bay Area Hospital
    • The OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine and the Bay Area Hospital cancer program in Coos Bay, Ore., have established a unique collaboration. Every three months, the medical director of the Radiation Therapy Center at the Bay Area Hospital spends a week at OHSU. In turn, the OHSU medical physician team and other OHSU faculty visit Bay Area Hospital and collaborate with their Coos Bay colleagues on continuing education efforts regarding medical physics delivery and other areas of interest. This exchange of ideas contributes to superior patient care and serves to further strengthen relationships between the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Bay Area Hospital cancer program.
  • Telemedicine
    • In Coos Bay, physicians from the Bay Area Hospital connect with OHSU specialists via through telemedicine. 

Gold Beach

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Portland

  • Undergraduate medical education
    • OHSU medical students complete clinical experiences in various sites around the Portland area. Clinical experience placements may take place in the main OHSU Hospital or at the various Portland-area community clinics such as the Richmond Family Medicine Clinic in southeast Portland or the Gabriel Park clinic in southwest Portland. Some OHSU medical students may also have clinical experiences at OHSU-affiliated sites such as Adventist Health Portland, Kaiser Permanente or Legacy Health. Medical, dental, nursing, public health, pharmacy and undergraduate students from OHSU, OSU and PSU developed, staff and manage Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic at Transition Projects' Clark Center Annex, in Southeast Portland, providing health screenings, health and social services and health education. 
  • Graduate medical education 
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Knight Cancer Research
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Center and Legacy Health Collaboration
    • The OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative is an integrated community cancer program for radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion services, serving Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Clark County adult patients. The Cancer Collaborative enables Legacy Health and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide the most advanced cancer care in multiple community locations, and to more effectively use our collective resources. The Northwest Marrow Transplant Program is another collaboration between OHSU and Legacy Health. The program offers every available blood and marrow transplantation procedure to patients from around the region. Transplant services are provided at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, OHSU Hospital and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. This OHSU-Legacy Health collaboration pools the expertise of hematologists and oncologists, and gives patients and families more opportunities to benefit from recent advances in stem cell transplantation.
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Unity Center for Behavioral Health
    • OHSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry faculty and residents care for patients at Unity, a partnership between Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente, Adventist and OHSU located in the former Holladay Park Medical Center in Portland's Lloyd District. OHSU undergraduate medical students also gain clinical experience through placements at Unity. Learn more about Unity. 
  • Telemedicine

Beaverton

  • Graduate medical education 
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education 
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Beaverton Family Medicine Primary Care Clinic
    • OHSU has community clinics throughout Oregon. In Beaverton, OHSU has a Family Medicine Primary Care clinic. Special services at the Beaverton Primary Care clinic include sports medicine, laboratory and x-ray, same-day appointments and geriatrics. Learn more about the family medicine clinic in Beaverton.

Hillsboro

  • Undergraduate medical education
    • In Hillsboro, some OHSU undergraduate medical students have the opportunity to complete a placement with Care Partners.
  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Tuality Healthcare
    • OHSU truly values community healthcare partnerships. The mission of Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, ensures that Tuality hospitals, clinics, and physician practices fully support the health care needs of Hillsboro and beyond. Tuality's affiliation with OHSU brings the advanced medical resources of Oregon's only academic health center, which allows local providers to receive guidance from some of the country's top specialists and pass that expertise on to Tuality patients where they can be cared for in their community. OHSU trains many residents in community-based clinics and hospitals. For the 2018-19 academic year, OHSU will have residents completing their training in internal medicine, orthopedics and neurosurgery with Tuality Healthcare. Learn more about Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro. The Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center is a partnership between Tuality Healthcare and the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. It provides a wealth of cancer treatment expertise to the Hillsboro community. Patients and their physicians have on-site access to OHSU's radiation medicine specialists and to research and clinical trials. At the same time, they are supported by the resources and staff of Tuality Healthcare and can receive treatment in their own community.
  • Telemedicine

Scappoose

Newberg and McMinnville

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate medical education
  • Physician Assistant Program education
  • Continuing medical education
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
  • Telemedicine

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Division of Continuing Medical Education is OHSU's primary source for the education of physicians in Oregon and the Northwest. The focus is on curricula designed to help physicians and other health professionals identify and implement practice changes that will improve their care of patients.

Learn more about Continuing Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

At any given time, more than 800 residents and fellows are providing patient care and conducting research alongside School of Medicine faculty members and community providers. OHSU's more than 80 accredited training programs aim to recruit, retain and develop diverse resident physicians of the highest caliber. While many trainees spend time at the main OHSU campus or within the VA Portland Health Care System, a growing number of residency programs offer opportunities in the larger Oregon community. 

Learn more about OHSU's Graduate Medical Education training programs

Knight Cancer Research

As part of Oregon's only academic health center, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to lead a statewide effort to create standards for cancer screening, therapy and prevention. Together with regional clinical collaborations, the institute is developing initiatives to help set and implement statewide standards for care of cancer patients. They are also working on measures to improve public health and advocate for more health-conscious public and corporate policies.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute understands that the needs of each community vary, therefore collaborative agreements between OHSU and our clinical partners differ. Currently, OHSU is affiliated with Legacy Health in the Portland Metro area. Our community physician partners have access to the OHSU electronic medical record system, through OHSU Connect, which allows for easy access and sharing information to streamline patient care.

Learn more about OHSU Knight Cancer research in the community

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute created the Community Partnership Program (CPP) to support the development of sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities to address community-identified cancer needs. Grants fund projects anywhere along the cancer continuum from prevention through survivorship. The Community Partnership Program is designed to grow and change with the evolving needs of Oregon communities. Three tiers of grants are available to meet the differing needs of communities. The hope is to aid organizations in developing their projects over time so they can reapply for larger tier grants as their programs grow.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is committed to working with communities to identify cancer-related needs of most importance to Oregonians. Working together, the result will be robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. 

Learn more about Community Partnership Program projects in your area

Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)

ORPRN is a statewide network of primary care clinicians, community partners, and academicians dedicated to improving the health care of all Oregonians and to reducing rural health disparities. ORPRN has a significant record of accomplishment in obtaining funding for research studies and technical assistance contracts in Oregon. Community-based participatory research and implementation science are particular strengths of ORPRN-run projects, but ORPRN also runs practice based clinical trials and pragmatic research. In the past two years, OHSU has partnered with nearly 300 primary care practices throughout Oregon to conduct clinically-focused research, lead quality improvement and practice transformation initiatives, and support educational outreach. ORPRN relationships and projects are strengthened and maintained by having regional staff located in communities across the state.

Learn more about ORPRN

Physician Assistant (P.A.) program education

All OHSU Physician Assistant program students participate in clinical training activities in a variety of settings at program-provided sites. In line with the mission of the P.A. program, a majority of the clinical opportunities are located outside of metropolitan Portland, many in rural and urban, medically-underserved sites throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. These supervised clinical rotations provide experiences in outpatient and inpatient settings, emergency departments and the operating room. Students complete 11 4-week rotations, participating in a minimum of 1,760 clock hours of supervised clinical practice.

Learn more about OHSU's P.A. program

The Oregon Rural Scholars P.A. Program (ORSPAP), which is an elective rural track program, keeps in line with the mission of the OHSU P.A. Program to serve rural and underserved populations in Oregon. The rural track is specifically designed to prepare students who wish to practice medicine in rural areas, especially in Oregon, with the skills needed to practice in such a setting.

Telemedicine

The OHSU Telemedicine Network provides immediate patient access to health care specialists throughout Oregon 24/7. Using secure two-way video and audio communication, patients and their local providers can connect with OHSU specialists, including pediatric intensivists, neonatologists, stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, and more. 

Learn more about Telemedicine

Undergraduate Medical Education (M.D. Program)

Some OHSU medical students have clinical experiences and/or student clerkships in various communities throughout Oregon.

Explore our undergraduate medical education programs