Oregon Health and Science University – (OHSU)


OHSU

About Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has a medical school known as the University of Oregon Medical College. In 1915, the two universities; Willamette University and the University of Oregon merged their medical programs to form the Oregon Medical College. In 1955 the school was transformed into a teaching hospital by a bill co-sponsored by the Oregon state senator, Mark Hatfield.

University of Oregon Medical College is dedicated to the personal, educational and professional development of its trainees, students as well as the staff. The graduates of OHSU will aspire to the maximum level of expertise in providing evidence-based and patient-centered care to all. The Medical College will mold its students into such doctors who are dedicated to serving patients and communities with compassion, love, and respect.

The University of Oregon Medical College has been accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU is a regional accrediting body that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education.


Admission Process for Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

The early admission decision is made at the end of December, January and February. There are different admission criteria for different degrees.

    International Admissions

    Admission Checklist for International Students

  • Official transcripts and academic records.
  • To be sent in a sealed envelope before the application deadline.
  • Course-by-course credential evaluation done by WES ICAP (World Education Service International Credential Advantage Package
  • At least three letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of English language is required from non-native English applicants.
  • A personal statement highlighting career goals and motivations for further study.
  • English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    Oregon Health & Science University admissions require non-native English applicants to demonstrate English proficiency. The university accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores for the same.

    Visa Information for International Students

    Documents required for the F-1 visa:

  • Form I-20, issued by the university
  • Financial statement/bank statement
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Evidence of intent to depart from the US after the completion of course
  • A valid passport
  • MRV (Machine Readable Visa) surcharge fee
  • SEVIS Fee
  • Visa reciprocity fee, if applicable

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Admissions

  • High school records
  • Non-refundable fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Sent directly from the previous institution to the program’s department.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Letter of recommendation, if applicable
  • Interview
  • MCAT
  • English proficiency for international applicants.

    Graduate Admissions

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all the previously attended institutions
  • Current resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose/ essay
  • Applicants must check the program’s official page for specific admission requirements.

Departments in Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

    Basic Sciences departments

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
  • Molecular and Medical Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Clinical Sciences departments and divisions

  • Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE)
  • Medicine
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Health Promotion and Sports Medicine
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Skull Base and Cerebrovascular
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • General Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Perinatology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology (Casey Eye Institute)
  • Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Audiology/Vestibular Services/Cochlear Implants
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Molecular Biology of Head and Neck Cancer
  • NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oregon Hearing Research Center
  • Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatrics
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metabolics
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Urology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Centers and Institutes

  • Avel Gordly Center for Healing
  • Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care
  • Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR)
  • Casey Eye Institute
  • Center for ADHD Research
  • Center for Developmental Health (formerly Heart Research Center)
  • Center for Evidence-Based Policy
  • Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
  • Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine
  • Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine
  • Center for Spoken Language Understanding
  • Center for Women’s Health
  • Computational Biology
  • Digestive Health Center
  • Institute of Development and Disability
  • Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center
  • OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute
  • OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center
  • Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders
  • Oregon Hearing Research Center
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)
  • Oregon Stem Cell Center
  • Oregon Stroke Center
  • Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center
  • Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute
  • Parkinson Center of Oregon
  • Portland Alcohol Research Center

Fee Structure

    MD or MD/MPH

    Year

    Tuition of Residents

    Tuition of Non-residents

    University Fee

    Student Council Fee

    Major Medical Insurance

    Total Charges of Residents

    Total Charges of Non-Residents

    1st Year

    10,012

    15,361

    572

    16

    1,485

    12,203

    17,552

    2nd Year

    9,782

    14,882

    572

    16

    1,485

    11,973

    17,073

    3rd Year

    9,535

    14,368

    572

    16

    1,485

    11,726

    16,559

    4th Year

    9,260

    13,786

    572

    16

    1,485

    11,451

    15,977

    Ph.D.

    Credit Hours

    Tuition of Residents

    Tuition of Non-residents

    University Fee

    Student Council Fee

    Major Medical Insurance

    Total Charges of Residents

    Total Charges of Non-Residents

    1 Credit Hours

    949

    949

    339

    0

    1,485

    2,891

    2,891

    2 Credit Hours

    1,679

    1,679

    339

    0

    1,485

    3,621

    3,621

    3 Credit Hours

    2,409

    2,409

    339

    0

    1,485

    4,351

    4,351

    4 Credit Hours

    3,139

    3,139

    339

    0

    1,485

    5,081

    5,081

    5 Credit Hours

    3,869

    3,869

    339

    0

    1,485

    5,811

    5,811

    6 Credit Hours

    4,599

    4,599

    339

    0

    1,485

    6,541

    6,541

    7 Credit Hours

    5,329

    5,329

    339

    0

    1,485

    7,271

    7,271

    8 Credit Hours

    6,059

    6,059

    339

    0

    1,485

    8,001

    8,001

    9 Credit Hours

    6,804

    6,804

    572

    16

    1,485

    8,995

    8,995

    Master of Clinical Research

    Credit Hour

    Tuition of Residents

    Tuition of Non-residents

    University Fee

    Student Council Fee

    Total Charges of Residents

    Total Charges of Non-Residents

    1 Credit Hour

    525

    525

    339

    0

    864

    864

    2 Credit Hours

    1,050

    1,050

    339

    0

    1,389

    1,389

    3 Credit Hours

    1,575

    1,575

    339

    0

    1,914

    1,914

    4 Credit Hours

    2,100

    2,100

    339

    0

    2,439

    2,439

    5 Credit Hours

    2,652

    2,652

    339

    0

    2,964

    2,964

    6 Credit Hours

    3,150

    3,150

    339

    0

    3,489

    3,489

    7 Credit Hours

    3,675

    3,675

    339

    0

    4,014

    4,014

    8

    Credit Hours

    4,200

    4,200

    339

    0

    4,539

    4,539

    9 Credit Hours

    4,740

    4,740

    339

    16

    5.095

    5,095


Scholarships

OHSU provides many scholarships for its medical students. Some of them are:

    Scholarships awarded during the admission process

  • OHSU President’s Fund
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI)
  • Future Physician Achievement Award
  • Pilar A. Bradshaw, MD Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Medicine
  • Swindells Family Leadership Scholarship
  • Nelson R. (Sam), MD and Esther D. (Susie) Niles Scholarship
  • Myungja Mia Lee, MD Scholarship
  • & Mrs. Byong Uk Chung Fund
  • School of Medicine President’s Scholarship
  • Scholarships awarded to current medical students

  • General Scholarship Fund
  • Swindells Family Leadership Scholarship
  • Annual Awards for Excellence
  • Dean’s Fund for Excellence Scholarship
  • Earl DuBois, MD Scholarship
  • Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship
  • Edwin C. Cadman, MD Scholarship
  • R. Walsh Memorial Scholarship
  • Wendell Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert L. Bacon Fund
  • Overseas Financial Aid Grants
  • Other scholarships and loan repayment opportunities

  • Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Women in Medicine Scholarships (WIM)
  • Visiting Elective Scholarship Programs for Underrepresented Minorities
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
  • Military Scholarships
  • Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
  • National Medical Fellowships (NMF)
  • Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
  • Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
  • FastWeb
  • Additional Scholarships

Campus Life of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

    The campus is located on Marquam Hill, where along with the Medical School two hospitals are also located; one is Oregon Health & Science University Hospital which is a general hospital as well as a Level I trauma center; the second is Doernbecher Children’s Hospital which is a children’s hospital.

    The campus is very well-equipped to provide exemplary education as well as fulfill all the basic needs of its students.

    Where to eat?

    OHSU provides various places to eat around the campus. There are several cafes that are; ‘It’s All Good at Casey Eye’, Sam’s Café, Sky Bridge Espresso or Summit Café.

    OHSU also has a catering service that provides healthy food varying from food boxes to formal China luncheons. The catering hours are from 6.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m from Monday to Friday. 

    OHSU provides food filled with nutrition and food of the best quality through the Oregon fresh service which offers room service programs having various cuisines varying from local and Pacific Northwest producers.

    OHSU focuses on providing sustainable food that is locally grown without the use of any synthetic pesticides and herbicides. The meat and poultry animals are raised without using sub-therapeutic antibiotics or hormones. Canned foods are canned without BPA and they also raise dairy animals without using any Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH).

    Treasure Gift Shop

    A gift shop is located on campus as well on the 9th floor of OHSU building where one can find the perfect card, gift or even send flowers from. Gifts can also be wrapped from the shop.

    Transportation Facilities

    OHSU believes in sustainability and so have implemented sustainable transportation methods for its students and staff.

    OHSU Shuttle

    provides two routes for people with an OHSU badge.

    Locations: Marquam Hill to downtown; South Waterfront.

    Free with a badge.

    Recommended for travel between central OHSU sites.

    Go by Bike Share

    provides free round trip bike share to people with an OHSU email.

    Locations: South Waterfront.

    Free with OHSU email.

    Recommended for short trips around and near South Waterfront.

    Zipcar

    provides round trip cars by the hour.

    Locations: Marquam Hill; South Waterfront; Portland Metro Region.

    Personal or department accounts possible.

    Recommended for trips requiring a vehicle for more than 30 minutes.

    There are more transportation ways available not only for the staff and students but for the public as well. They are as follows:

    Portland Aerial Tram

    is a 4-minute ride, every 5 minutes between the waterfront and hill.

    Locations: Marquam Hill; South Waterfront.

    Free with badge or courtesy ticket.

    Recommended for traveling between Marquam Hill and South Waterfront.

    TriMet

    provides frequent service buses and light rail.

    Location: Portland Metro Region.

    Fare or transit pass required.

    Recommended for most trips within the region.

    Portland Streetcar

    provides central city rail service.

    Locations: Central east and west Portland; South Waterfront.

    Fare required or free with a badge.

    Recommended for central city trips or connections to TriMet.

    Biketown

    provides one way or round trip bike share around Portland.

    Locations: South Waterfront; downtown Portland; central east Portland.

    OHSU member discount.

    Recommended for bike trips within Portland.

    Showers & Locker rooms

    Facilities like showers, locker rooms, and towel services are available with a permit from the student center.

    At South Waterfront, the following buildings have a limited number of showers and locker rooms

  • Knight Cancer Research Building (tenant restrictions)
  • Robertson Life Sciences Building
  • Rood Family Pavilion (tenant restrictions)
  • There are many more facilities like the library and sports facilities as well such as; Basketball court, Volleyball court, Tennis court, Gymnasium, etc.


Life at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

Life at a Medical College is different from life at school or outside the medical college. Making it till here, after competing with such intelligent students who have always been scoring well is a very big accomplishment. Entering a medical college doesn’t bring an end to the struggle but it is just the beginning of determined and devoted hard work. Getting selected into OHSU proves how determined you are and what your skills should be polished by institute no other than OHSU.  In medical life goes through various phases and some phases are challenging, to beat those challenges few tips are mentioned below:

    Take Good Notes:

    Pay attention during the lecture and takedown good, organized notes. Start a new page for every new lecture. Grasp keywords and concepts that the lecturer mentions (You won’t have time to copy down full sentences). Then, when class is over, go through your notes and solve all the queries which arise in your mind as soon as possible.

    Efficient Management of time:

    At medical college, you can no longer rely on your parents to keep a calendar of everything that’s going on and instead you must sort things for yourself. Add to this the fact that a significant proportion of time at university will be spent feeling tired, due to excessive studying or partying, and there is a recipe for potential disaster. Practical’s may coincide with sports matches or a MedSoc event might be happening when you’re meant to be seeing your family. The most important thing is to manage your time efficiently. Regularly go through your notes and always start early. If any assignment or quiz is due do not drag it till the deadline, rather start early so that you have time to ask others and perform well.

    Work Hard but Work Smart:

    Studying medicine comes with a certain expectation to work harder. There are generally more contact hours than other subjects with practical’s and lectures taking up a great deal of time. Of course, it’s not just the contact hours when you are working, lecture notes need to be read over, essays have to be written, practical’s should be prepared for and keeping on top of it all can be a challenge. This is especially the case as your workload will vary from week to week, sometimes being set a great deal of work and sometimes having a whole week with very little to do. Therefore it’s important to be flexible with how you work and appreciate that sometimes you will have to put in a long stint of work to have the time off when you need it. So hard work and smart work are needed to achieve the best.

    Dr. Najeeb lectures:

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    Take Smart Study Breaks:

    Remember that a break is indeed necessary. Your brain needs to recharge and your mind needs to rest. The danger is, of course, using Instagram, Facebook or Netflix during the period, and turning your study break into a movie marathon. One method you may have not tried is to take a 3 or 4-minute break every 30 minutes you study. Then on the 4th break, make it 4-5 minutes. During the break drink coffee or tea or you may eat nuts or take a brief walk in the fresh air. All of these techniques will help your mind relax and gain your energy back.

    Stay positive:

    There is almost no point going into an exam so nervous you end up making multiple silly errors. You need to have confidence in yourself and trust yourself. There can be times when things don’t go smoothly but always stay positive and keep you spirits high.

    In the end, we would like to encourage you to work with consistency and become the most accomplished physicians. Don’t give up in hard times, keep our tips in mind and Good luck!

 

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