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OHSU Braces for Less Research Funding, Flattened Spending, Leveled-Off Tuition

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Its fiscal year 2013 budget calls for a 2.5 percent tuition hike – down from 4 percent in recent years – and promises incoming students their tuition rates will stay the same throughout their education at OHSU.

July 1, 2013 – Oregon Health & Science University's Board of Directors approved a budget last week that calls for an operating income of $60 million in fiscal year 2013, touting a financial strategy that will emphasize non-governmental sources of scientific research funding, continue a hiring

OHSU Scholarship Bill Passes Budget Committee Over Bates’ Objections

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Sen. Alan Bates, an osteopathic physician and Democratic senator from Jackson County, said the bill was discriminatory because it gives money to students at Oregon Health & Science University and not the osteopathic medical school in Lebanon.


June 13, 2013 — The Committee on Ways & Means on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2 — giving $4.9 million in scholarships to Oregon Health & Science University for doctors and other healthcare professionals who agree to serve in rural and underserved areas.

Family Providers Question Potential Changes to OHSU's Rural Curriculum

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The school is expanding its rural clerkships, with many new positions in specialty practices

April 1, 2013 – While Oregon Health & Sciences University is pushing for free tuition to students who choose to serve in underserved areas – including rural Oregon – it's also revising its curriculum in ways some doctors fear will affect rural rotations, also called clerkships.

Courtney Wants $4.9 Million for Scholars for a Healthy Oregon

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Senate Bill 2 would give scholarships to 40 aspiring providers and has strong bipartisan support, but funding the program remains a question


March 28, 2013 — The Oregon Legislature is considering yet another measure to make the price of medical school more affordable, this one with the backing of Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem.

OHSU Reports $80 Million in Operating Income

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Last week's unaudited financial report puts the university $23 million over budget, partly due to a $9 million settlement from the IRS

September 18, 2012 -- Budget projections for fiscal year 2012 at Oregon Health & Science University called for maintaining earnings at $57 million – and so far the institution has exceeded that goal, according to a financial report presented to its board of directors last week.

OHSU Board Considers School's Role in the Big Picture

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Tuition at the School of Dentistry will increase by 13.5 percent, while the Schools of Nursing and Medicine will see more modest increases

June 27, 2012 -- OHSU's board of directors voted Wednesday to approve a budget for fiscal year 2012 that assumes slowing revenue growth, increased patient activity and decreased Medicaid funding – but not before engaging in a discussion with the school's provost, Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic about the school's role in higher education reform.

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