School of Medicine welcomes new graduate studies students

GSOThe OHSU School of Medicine is excited to welcome our new Graduate Studies students to the start of the 2011 academic year.  So far, a total 154 new students have matriculated, although some masters’ degree programs are still finalizing their rosters.

The 2011 class profile for our PhD programs has been finalized. In 2011, the School of Medicine received a total of 362 PhD applicants and accepted 39 new students into eight programs. The average age is 27 for the incoming cohort of PhD candidates. Nationwide, the Council for Graduate Schools reported a decrease in applications to graduate programs, and OHSU saw a similar trend, however overall GRE and GPA indicators suggest that applicants are stronger this year than in  2010.  Our ratio of 10 applicants/accepted student demonstrates that we are still attracting outstanding students to our graduate programs. Thirty-three percent of the incoming PhD cohort is from Oregon, with 51 percent outside of Oregon and 13 percent from outside the US.

The Graduate Student Organization hosted a Welcome Barbeque on Friday, Sept. 23, attended by new students, returning students and many of our faculty. The School of Medicine Alumni Association made a financial contribution and also supported the Barbecue with several Council members serving as grillers.

Look for profiles of our new graduate studies students coming up in future editions of SoM News, and check out all the photos of the Barbecue at the School of Medicine’s Facebook page – We’d love some captions and comments added to the photos!