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I'm an in-state (almost) applicant. I've spent my gap year working at a Coordinated Care Organization, which are orgs handle the Oregon Health Plan. Any feedback whether it would be advantageous for me to apply MD/MPH considering this? I understand this is one of their mission groups, and I would be interested in earning an MPH at some point - but I'm more concerned about MD admission at this time in my life.

Anyone know how exactly they treat this mission-based group, would applying MD/MPH confer any advantages rather than applying just MD, considering some experience with public health?

EDIT: I got a reply from their admissions office—they only consider MPH applicants after admission to the MD program, the MPH side is handled thru PSU.
 
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stayathomemom

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I'm so excited! OHSU is my #1 and only. Looking forward to whatever this year brings.
 
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I'm so excited! OHSU is my #1 and only. Looking forward to whatever this year brings.
Are you applying to Western university on the DO side as well?
 
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Applying to OHSU as well! Time to start researching other than its fabulous Doernbecher and Knight Institute! I did hear that they have tests (or something equivalent) every Friday though. Is that true?
 
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Applying to OHSU as well! Time to start researching other than its fabulous Doernbecher and Knight Institute! I did hear that they have tests (or something equivalent) every Friday though. Is that true?
Last I heard (about 6 months ago) YES.
 
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Applying to OHSU as well! Time to start researching other than its fabulous Doernbecher and Knight Institute! I did hear that they have tests (or something equivalent) every Friday though. Is that true?
As MissRibeye said, yeah I am pretty sure that's accurate. I have a friend who is an M1 currently and she said they have 'quizzes' every Friday.
 

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As MissRibeye said, yeah I am pretty sure that's accurate. I have a friend who is an M1 currently and she said they have 'quizzes' every Friday.
Other schools do this as well, it's not uncommon to see for example University of Cincinnati (where I went to undergrad) does this. It's just simply to make sure you are understanding each weeks material so that for the Step exams you know where your weak areas are.
 
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Applying to OHSU as well! Time to start researching other than its fabulous Doernbecher and Knight Institute! I did hear that they have tests (or something equivalent) every Friday though. Is that true?
I am a MS2 and this is true. We have weekly Friday in house exams in addition to alternating weeks of anatomy, histology, pathology, and clinical skills exams. Although there are a lot of tests to study for, this encourages me to keep on top of my studying for that week's material and prepare me for end of the block finals. Message me if you have any questions regarding the curriculum!
 
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