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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone
(503) 494-2998
Email address
mdadmin@ohsu.edu
School Information
The OHSU School of Medicine was founded in 1867. Today, the medical school accepts over 230 students. "Students who do well at OHSU are independent, lifelong learners. Our graduates are motivated by scientific discovery and committed to becoming health care leaders who meet patients’ needs throughout the Northwest. In particular, the M.D. program seeks students who have an interest in rural health, underserved areas and primary care, or an understanding and appreciation of health care issues and an interest in biomedical research" (Source: https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/md-program/admissions).
General Information
In response to the anti-racism movement, the School of Medicine created its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan. Resources and events related to inclusive language, anti-racism, and DEI are also offered. At this time, the school does not mandate Critical Race Training. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The organization Do No Harm also compiled "Verbatim excerpts from the secondary application questions posted on ProspectiveDoctor.com." According to the report, the school asks, "Please discuss how your personal experience demonstrates the ability to overcome adversity and contributes to diversity in the provision of healthcare. Diversity may include age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status."
Resources
  • The school has an Inclusive Language Guide.
  • The Department of Diversity and Equity at the school lists the upcoming events and webinars on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Symbolic Actions
  • OHSU School of Medicine highlighted its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2025.
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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