Oregon Heath and Science University

I want to be a Specialized Surgeon after I complete all the schooling I need

Before I get ahead of myself:

Once I graduate from high school I am going to earn my Bachelor's degree of medical science at Oregon State University. OSU is the home of the Beavers.

A few things about OHSU

Location: Downtown Portland

Program: School of Medicine(MD)

Price: $179,236 (4 year tuition, insurance, and fees)

Living: Rent an apartment in one of the Sub-Urban neighborhoods

Required Education: Bachelor of Science Degree, Eligible MCAT (At least a 24)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Student Population: 2,838 (undergraduate-832)

Fun Things to do in Portland

  • Tax- free shopping is very boldly advertised.
  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Portland Zoo
  • Hiking (Waterfalls, Rivers, Mountains, etc)
  • Live Sports

Weather In Portland

Summer Weather (July-September)- Average 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Fall Weather (October)- 60-70's With lows in the 50's

Winter Weather (Mid-November- Mid-March)- High 50's- Low 40's(daytime) Low 20's later in the winter.

Spring Weather (March-June)- 50's, 60's, and 70's


How will I pay for all this?

I am planning on enlisting in the Air Force and going through their student program. They will pay for 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school. After I graduate I will put my skills into use through the Air Force helping people throughout the country, maybe even the world.

Achieving My Goal

Over the next 2 years, I am going to join various clubs and activities to expand my volunteer opportunities and relationships. I hope to get a 3.8 GPA and stay on top of all my homework. I will also complete the medical classes at GPHS to graduate with medical honors.