February 20, 2012 in Colleges
EDUCATION AT OHSU
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.
WORLD-CLASS RESOURCES IN HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH
In 1887, the inaugural class of the University of Oregon Medical School met in the school’s lone building – a two-room converted grocery store in northwest Portland. From that small school we have grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists, and patients from across the country and around the world. At the same time, we retain our strong commitment to serving our local community, and to treating each patient as a unique individual.
With a rich diversity of activities happening across our campuses in and around Portland, we know that you can find what you are looking for – whether it is preparing yourself for a future as a health care provider, delving into critical research questions, or looking for a place where you can feel completely confident in the high quality of care you or a loved one receives.