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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
(503) 494-2998
Email address
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:
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" 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."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council outlines its goals which include the following; "Implement focused training and education that addresses inequity in all departmental ranks."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The school's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council outlines their goals which includes the following; "Create a system to investigate and rectify patient, trainee and employee complaints of racism, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions."
  • 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.
  • In the winter of 2020, the school's Department of Surgery published a document titled "2020: A Year of Innovation and Addressing Inequity in the Midst of a Pandemic" which states on Pg. 2 that "OHSU has responded with an active stance against structural racism." It lists several of its initiatives including the "Establishment of committees and programs across all departments to address systemic racism from the ground up."
Symbolic Actions
  • OHSU School of Medicine highlighted its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2025.
Last updated February 20th, 2023
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