The Oregon Medical Education Foundation's vision is for Oregon to be the best state to live, work, play and practice medicine.
Our mission: To do our part for a stronger and healthier Oregon by supporting and encouraging MD, DO and PA students along their personal continuums of medical education. We also strive to be good partners to prospective students facing barriers to entering the medical profession and to the wider community through support of public health and wellness education partnerships.
We accomplish this through programs that include scholarships and targeted grants, and are expanding into mentorship, financial empowerment education and more.
We are facing a severe physician and physician assistant shortage, making our work more important than ever. OMEF is the only nonprofit focused solely on supporting the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders - our current MD, DO & PA students.
Did you know:
• 40% of students pursuing a medical education are food insecure
• By 2024, the average medical school debt will be $300k.
• 2/3 of students never find a mentor
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