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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 Portland.


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 basic sciences.

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Grades are Honors, Near Honors, Marginal, or Fail. Students must take Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE to graduate. 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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3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239-3098
p. 503-494-7800
w. www.ohsu.edu/xd

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