Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy students spend the third year of their studies at Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Health & Healing in Portland. OHSU brings together education, research, patient care and community service.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at Oregon State is a fruitful collaboration with OHSU—the degree is conferred by both universities, and both OSU and OHSU are noted on the diploma. This collaboration is beneficial to our students, but also to each school, with joint faculty appointments and close proximity allowing a healthy exchange of knowledge, ideas and technology.
Along with spending their third year in labs and classrooms on the Portland campus, many Pharm.D. students also do part of their fourth-year Advance Experiential Program clerkships at OHSU, rotating through various hospitals and clinics at the university.
Our new facilities at OHSU have provided us with technologically advanced classrooms that include audience response modules, allowing the instructor to receive immediate feedback from students. The new space also has seminar rooms, a brand new computer lab and patient rooms.
Learn what it’s like to be an OSU Pharm.D. student from Dan Rackham, who discusses his experience as a third-year Pharm.D. student at OHSU.