OHSU Campus for Rural Health
Drawing medical providers to Eastern Oregon through one-of-a-kind rural experiences
Eastern Oregon Campus for Rural Health (CRH):
Rural communities face significant challenges to healthcare access. High rates of poverty, cultural and social factors, educational hurdles, and other factors combine to create barriers to healthy lives.
A shortage of medical professionals compounds these problems. OHSU is addressing the challenges with the Rural Campus interprofessional education initiative.
Students live together and work in cohorts under the leadership of community partners, clinicians and OHSU research teams. Studying and working in multi-disciplinary cohorts, students learn to communicate with, care for and become full advocates for community members. A range of projects provides students with opportunities for clinical rotations and research.