OHSU faulted for not helping graduate become doctor
The woman went into the restroom of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center a few weeks ago and cried.
She was due back at her $11-per-hour job as a medical scribe, a note-taking shadow of the doctor that she could have been. But she needed a few minutes to compose herself after an outright rejection from the director of internal medicine for a chance to apply for his residency program.
At least he was honest, she says. It was for the same reasons she had heard hundreds of times, the program was "highly competitive" and she "wasn¹t the right fit."
She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in 2013, but despite years of desperate searches and all-or-nothing gambles, she has not been able to land a residency, making her degree worthless.