Rebecca Walker, PA-S1

Hometown: Sacramento, CA Undergraduate school and degree: University of Oregon, Human Physiology Patient care experience: MA and phlebotomist at Zoom+Care. Favorite place in Portland: My...

A sad farewell and a happy new beginning, even during COVID

by Kelly Soto It is so hard to believe that three years have passed since I first began my nursing journey here at OHSU and now it is coming to a close. It has been the greatest pleasure for...

Left to right: My friends Anna Burkey, XiYuan Pang and I in December 2017.

Doernbecher 10S: A Unit of Hope and Little Heroes

By Kelly Soto (featured photo above: Left to right: My friends Anna Burkey, XiYuan Pang and I in December 2017.) Three years ago at the beginning of my nursing program, a couple of...

On a medical mission: Dr. Tom Catena to speak on serving in Sudan

by Stephanie Radu Serving in Sudan At the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, Tom Catena, M.D., is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, nearly every week of the year....

First lessons from a PA clinical year

By Morgan Marin, PA Class of 2020 The clinical year of the physician assistant program is a collection of stories—the experiences and lives of patients—through which we, as students, learn...

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...