Admissions

MD Program Applicants:

6/16/2019 9:57 PM

Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. 

Application submissions for the 2019 Cycle are now closed. 

Current applicants for the 2019 Cycle may view their status via the secondary application portal. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2020 entering class, OHSU will be accepting AMCAS applications from June 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.

We wish you the best in your future academic and professional endeavors.

 

Mac Hall
The School of Medicine's Mackenzie Hall.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the School of Medicine to enhance human health through programs of excellence in education, research, health care and public service to the larger community including underserved populations.  In achieving these goals, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine seeks to establish an educational environment that challenges its students to strive for academic excellence and fosters the development of compassion, humanism, professionalism, and cultural competence in the care of patients from their first days in the classroom to their final rotation in the hospitals and clinics. A fundamental priority throughout OHSU is to enable each student to fulfill his or her potential as a human being and as a health care professional while effectively meeting the health-related needs of the multiple communities he or she will serve.

Academic Preparation for Application

When reviewing an applicant's academic profile, the Admissions Committee looks at the most recent eligible MCAT along with science and non-science GPA. They also consider such factors as universities/colleges attended, courses taken, GPA trends, course loads, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of the academic experience. 

We suggest applicants seek assistance from their health careers advisor on their campus before applying.  Even if an applicant has been out of school for a while, we still advise them to seek assistance from a college level health careers advisor. The Office of Admissions will not advise applicants as to the appropriate college courses that should be taken nor will they review transcripts prior to application.

Typical Profile of Admissions Cycle and Entering Class

  • Total applications received: 6,700+
  • Of the 6,700 applications received, approx. 7% are Oregonians, 93% are non-residents
  • Applicants Interviewed: 570
  • Number of acceptance offers made: 230+
  • Class size: 153
  • Profile of Entering Class:
    • 84% residents of Oregon
    • Average age: 26
    • Average total GPA: 3.65
    • Average science GPA: 3.58
    • Average old MCAT: 31
    • Average new MCAT: 509
    • 26% are previous applicants
    • Represent 70+ different undergraduate institutions

Maximum Title IX and EO compliance

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503-494-5148, .

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum.

Contact Laura Stadum, JD at 503-494-0258 or .

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206-607-1600, .

UME Admissions Decision Protocols

After the admissions committee has discussed an applicant, the priority score is determined using committee score, MMI score, and academics. An applicant may be offered acceptance, placed on hold, or refused at that time.

For those admitted: A notification is posted on the applicant's Admissions Portal, followed by an email. Then a formal acceptance letter is emailed, which includes a deadline by which to print, sign, scan, and return the acceptance and technical standards forms that will be attached.

For those on hold (occurs until April 30): Applicants may be accepted out of the hold pool at any time prior to April 30. By May 1, all our initial offers will be made and our alternate list created and ranked.

For those on the alternate list (starting May 1): We rank the top 120-200 applicants and break ties to assign each MD applicant a discreet number on our alternate list (combined degree applicants may reach out to the office of admissions for more specific details about their file). We will select applicants off of our alternate list in order as spots become available between May 1 and the first day of orientation, only skipping over those applicants who have withdrawn their application by contacting us directly. Please note that selecting "Commit to Enroll" for another institution does not automatically withdraw your application from OHSU. For more details regarding the AMCAS Tools for Choosing Your Medical School, as well as deadlines for holding multiple acceptances, please go to their website: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/amcas-choosing-your-medical-school-tool/

For all applicants: We recognize that this process is a complex one for all involved. Maintaining clear and transparent communication is key to making this experience as smooth and beneficial to all applicants. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.