About Oregon Health & Science University
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.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together education, research, patient care and community service. While each component has its own individual goals and mission, all of them are bound together by a common vision - to improve the well-being of Oregonians.
OHSU includes OHSU Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and numerous practices and specialized centers on Marquam Hill, the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, and in several neighborhoods in the Portland metro area.
OHSU's primary education units are the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing, and OGI School of Science & Engineering.
With three campuses and numerous community health centers, visiting OHSU can be somewhat confusing. We hope that the resources provided in this section will help you find your way when visiting OHSU.