Do I belong here? Ye-sh.

By Trisha Chau, M.D. Class of 2023 “Difficult to understand. You should think about a different profession.” I read it again and again. Each time with a slower pace. I was sitting in my pre-med...

A surprisingly pleasant IPE experience

By Francisco (Frank) Pena, PA student “Interprofessional Education, what’s that?” “Don’t they understand I have enough on my plate trying to learn medicine?” These questions crossed...

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Kelly Soto, Class of 2020, School of Nursing Monmouth Campus On June 14, we celebrated the graduation of our senior class of 2019. This cohort was and continues to be very special to my cohort in...

Weight Bias in Healthcare: An Opportunity for Action

Leigh Richards, B.S. with a major in nursing, Class of 2021 In 2013, I found myself the recipient of some alarming news regarding my cervix. I returned a voicemail from my gynecologist and found...

Never Give Up – there is a bright day out there! #drudnischay

"It is wonderful, but difficult". Referring to a scientist's life, these words by a speaker hit home for me hard. This statement is a feeling that comes with pursuing any passion. Along with...

My Experience at the State Hospital

  This last term I had the pleasure of doing my clinicals at the State Hospital and working with clients who have mental illnesses. Let me tell you, it was quite the experience for me in...

Reflections on “When Breath Becomes Air”

Drew Summers, M.D. Class of 2019 “And with that, the future I had imagined, the one just about to be realized, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated.” – When Breath Becomes Air by...

A trip to Paradise

Brianna Pickering, M.D. Class of 2022 Some smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifted into OHSU last week. I stared at the haze as I descended in the tram, taking a mental journey back...

Celebrating Men in Nursing

The term “male nurse” or even worse “murse” is not without its share of differing perspectives and opinions, yet at the heart of the matter lies the fact that anyone with dedication,...

Showcasing success with PM&R student interest group

Margeaux Berroth, M.D. Class of 2020 I was joined by two of my classmates, Emma Rickles and Gabriel Wilds, both members of the M.D. Class of 2019, in presenting our poster at the national...