As part of the Oregon State System of Higher
Education, Oregon Health Sciences University is an
independent collegiate health center. It was established
in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical School.
Reorganization took place in 1974 when the schools of
Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing joined together to
form the University of Oregon Health Science Center.
The university is located on a 101-acre campus in Sam
Jackson Park, a short distance from downtown
4-year semitraditional. First and second years:
Primarily devoted to the sciences basic to medicine,
focusing initially on the normal structure and function
of the human body and continuing with the study of the
pathological basis of disease and its treatment. The
course principles of clinical medicine is presented concurrently to develop fundamental knowledge and skills
in patient interviewing and physical diagnosis.
Socioeconomic, behavioral population health issues
are also introduced during this period. Third and fourth
years: Consist of clinical clerkships. A 6-week rural
primary care experience is required and there are
opportunities to pursue elective courses in clinical and
Most Popular Fields of Study
Minority admissions: The School of Medicine
Grades are Honors, Near Honors, Marginal, or Fail.
Students must take Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE to
Teaching: The Oregon Health and Science University
includes more than 20 buildings used for medical education, research, and patient care. The preclinical
curriculum is provided in the Basic Sciences and
Education buildings, which are designed for teaching
in small group settings, as well as containing adequate
space for lectures and laboratories. Clinical teaching is
provided at the University Hospital and Clinics,
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Portland
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, as well as
several affiliated hospitals and clinical teaching sites.
In addition to research facilities, teaching space, and
patient care facilities, the campus includes a computer
center, library, and a fitness and sports center. Library:
The library and auditorium afford facilities for lectures
and scientific meetings. The library contains about
150,000 volumes of books and periodicals and subscribes to 2500 current periodicals. Housing:
Information not available.
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