As the state of Oregon’s only health and research university, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a unique resource for Oregonians and the place where healing, teaching and discovery come together to serve the entire state. They train the health care professionals Oregon communities need. They provide care to those with the most difficult health challenges. And the faculty works every day to come up with new discoveries that help save lives.
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, OHSU has 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, OHSU retains a strong commitment to serving our local community, and to treating each patient as a unique individual.
With a rich diversity of activities across the campuses in Portland and around the state, students prepare themselves for a future as a health care provider, delve into critical research questions, and look for a place where they can feel completely confident in the high quality of care they or a loved one receives.