Welcome new graduate students!

283 new graduate students begin their training this fall

October 26, 2015

Welcome back BBQThe OHSU School of Medicine is pleased to welcome 283 new Graduate Studies students to the start of the 2015–2016 academic year. 

In the PA program, 42 students matriculated; 35 students matriculated to Ph.D. programs; 148 students matriculated to master's programs and 100 students matriculated to certificate programs. The average undergraduate GPA for incoming doctoral students is 3.43 and the average graduate GPA is 3.81. Nine percent of all newly-admitted graduate students are underrepresented minorities. Fifty-seven percent are women. Fifty-six percent of the matriculating students are from Oregon, and 4 percent are from outside the U.S. The average age is 33.

"It is my pleasure to welcome our newest graduate students. Whether they are pursuing a doctoral degree or becoming a physician assistant, we are excited to have them as part of the School of Medicine community and look forward to their successes and accomplishments in the coming years," said Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies.

Alumni Association volunteersIn keeping with tradition, the Office of Student Affairs, Graduate Student Organization, All-Hill Student Council and Alumni Association hosted the annual Welcome Barbeque on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 to celebrate the "official" start of the school year. Around the Mackenzie Hall fountain, students, families and alumni as well as faculty and staff celebrated with a home-style bbq buffet, games, ice cream and a raffle. Thank you to the School of Medicine Alumni Association members who helped with the event. Check out all the photos of the barbecue at the School of Medicine's Facebook page.