The Oregon Medical Education Foundation's vision is for Oregon to be the best state to live, work, play and practice medicine.
Did you know:
OMEF is the only nonprofit focused solely on supporting the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders - our current MD, DO & PA students.
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:
Future of Medicine Scholarships, which provide urgently needed financial support for students pursuing their post undergraduate education in Oregon.
Community Grants, where we partner with local organizers to bring about transformative community change through health education.
The OMEF was created by the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) in 1961 and in the last decade alone, we have awarded over $550,000 in Future of Medicine Scholarships and helped hundreds of students overcome barriers to learning.
We are facing a severe physician and physician assistant shortage, making our work more important than ever. Please join us in giving future practitioners the support they need and deserve.