Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon, United States
Oregon Health & Science University is the stateís only academic health center. It provides an uncommon array of services from providing the stateís most comprehensive health care, to educating the next generation of clinicians and biomedical researchers, to achieving breakthroughs and innovations.

About

History

In October 1887, the University of Oregon established a department of medicine in Northwest Portland. Since those first building blocks were laid down, the university has dramatically expanded both in form and function, but its core values and mission remain the same today.

Education

As Oregon's only academic health center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is responsible for educating the physicians, nurses, dentists and other healthcare professionals who will make up the majority of Oregon's healthcare providers in the future.

OHSU emphasizes patient-centered care, with students learning not only in classrooms but also at patients' bedsides, physician's offices and community settings, such as homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, elementary schools and child care centers throughout Oregon. OHSU seeks to promote lifelong learning among students while instilling a commitment to serve the communities where they live and work.

Research

As the state of Oregonís only public health and research university, OHSU is a unique resource for Oregonians and the place where healing, teaching and discovery come together. We train the health care professionals that Oregon communities need. We provide care to those with the most difficult health challenges. And our faculty works every day to come up with new discoveries that help save lives.

Services

Student services

The OHSU Student Center provides social, recreational, and cultural opportunities to students and members of the OHSU community. Through its dynamic environment, the Student Center stimulates interdisciplinary interaction and cultivates a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff, and is dedicated to conducting programs that enrich educational and work experiences.

Housing services

Portland has many lodging options for visitors who come to OHSU from outside the Portland metropolitan area. OHSU has partnered with local area hotels and travel partners that are offering special rates for OHSU students, employees, and visiting guests.

Library services

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.

  • gaining access to resources through a variety of channels
  • learning to find, use and search these resources effectively
  • navigating the scholarly research process

Medical services

Our mission is to provide students and postdoctoral scholars with the tools for academic success through personal health and well-being during your years at OHSU. We offer high quality, confidential primary and behavioral health care in our clinic on the main Portland campus.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Marquam Hill Campus is the largest OHSU location. It is located southwest of downtown Portland.
  • The South Waterfront campus includes two OHSU buildings that offer patient care: Center for Health & Healing and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. OHSU administrative offices are located in a few other locations in the South Waterfront area.
  • A number of OHSU departments within Central Services work at locations in downtown Portland.
  • OHSU's West Campus is home to the Oregon National Primate Research Center, the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, and some administrative and technical support offices, including a data center.

Student clubs

Student interest groups provide extracurricular activities for students to participate in educational, intellectual, interdisciplinary as well as cultural and social events.

The All-Hill Student Council is the governing body of all OHSU students and serves as the liaison between students, faculty, and administration throughout the OHSU campus. All schools and programs are represented by electing students to serve as class delegates. Delegates serve on committees across campus, host student events throughout the year, and keep fellow students informed of important happenings that directly affect campus life.

Accreditation

Oregon Health & Science University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Portland, Oregon, United States