Welcome Faculty Educators

Dr. Bumsted 2016Welcome to faculty teaching in the OHSU School of Medicine. 

Each year OHSU faculty, alumni and community health care providers give of their time and talent to educate the next generation of physicians. We are grateful for this contribution and the many opportunities this important relationship provides for our students.

On this page, there are resources to help you decide if working with students is right for you, as well as resources for those who are actively working with students. If you have recommended additions to this page or needs support from the undergraduate medical education staff, please contact us.

- Tracy Bumsted, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., associate dean, undergraduate medical education

Learn more about YOUR M.D.


Foundations of Medicine, including preceptorship

  • Seven required blocks
    • Fundamentals
    • Blood and host defense
    • Skin, bones and musculature
    • Cardiopulmonary and renal
    • Hormones and digestion
    • Nervous system and function
    • Developing human across the lifespan
  • Preceptorship

    Becoming a preceptor is a rewarding way to enrich the learning experience for first- and second-year medical students. The School of Medicine asks physicians and advanced practice providers (M.D., D.O., N.P. or P.A.) to allow students in their clinic for four hours, one half-day a week. This is a student's first foray into a clinical setting – a formative and memorable experience. Students interact with patients and learn to become part of a health care team. Preceptors demonstrate how to start thinking like student-doctors, which includes developing communication skills, both with faculty and patients. The school depends on preceptors for this important experience; thank you for your generosity and expertise. Sign up today! Please contact Preceptorship Coordinator directly with any questions.

Clinical Experiences

  • Seven core clinical experiences required
    • Family medicine
    • Internal medicine
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics and gynecology
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Surgery
  • Rural clinical experiences required
  • Continuity clinical experiences (minimum eight weeks)
    • Includes continuity with preceptors, patients and/or health system
  • Four core intersessions (two weeks each)
    • Cancer
    • Cognitive impairment
    • Infection
    • Pain
  • Electives (a multitude of choices depending on student career direction)

Scholarly Projects

The Scholarly Projects curriculum offers an in-depth investigation of topics of interest to students during the course of their medical school experiences with the goal of creating critical thinkers and lifelong learners. In this curriculum, students plan, conduct, interpret and present their independent projects while meeting established timelines and milestones. 

Project Mentors

Throughout the projects, students work in small groups based on their areas of concentration and work individually with project mentors. Faculty leads and mentors support students through each stage of project proposal, execution and presentation.

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The School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education Colleges advising program consists of seven Colleges, each representing a different practice setting. Students are placed in a College based on their own vision of their ultimate career. Learn more


Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program

Each fall, fourth-year M.D. students travel for interviews at residency programs across the nation. No one knows those programs as well as someone who has been through them or is still involved. Hosts provide information about a residency program, discuss life in their part of the country or even offer a bed for the night. (This really helps student travel budgets!) Learn more and sign up. Read about a HOST experience.