Program Spotlight: Oregon Health & Science University

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Location:  Portland, Oregon

Number of students:  42

Application Cycle:  April - September 1st on CASPA with a supplemental application

Interview dates:  September - early January

Start date:  June

Length of Program:  26 months

Public/Private:  Public

HCE:  Minimum 2,000 hours by application deadline

Minimum GPA: 2.8 (Average 3.5)

Shadowing:  Valued, but no specific number

The Good Stuff:

  • No preference for Oregon residents
  • They are on a quarter system
  • There is a Community Service Education project to teach the public about a prevalent health issue that is required for graduation
  • The interview has a circle type format with multiple applicants and interviewers asking questions to everyone - a great way for them to see how you work as a team
  • There are some classes taken with the medical students, but they may be transitioning to more of a team-based learning model

Program LinkOregon Health & Science University