The Foundation for Medical Excellence promotes quality health care and sound health policy through physician
education, research & other collaborative efforts.

Our educational offerings center on contemporary medical issues facing practicing physicians—communication, leadership, physician well-being, and the challenges of providing universal health care.

Medical School Scholarships

Oregon Medical Education Student Scholarship Endowment Fund supports excellence in the next generation of physicians in Oregon. The Fund will help to transform lives and someday save lives. It is an investment in the future quality of Oregon's health care.
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Our News & Upcoming Events
TFME President

TFME is pleased to announce Timothy Goldfarb, MHSA, will become the next TFME President beginning July 2015.

Universal Coverage and Private Health Insurance: Are they compatible?

Private Forum with T. R. Reid, Best Selling Author of “The Healing of America”

July 27, 2015
7:30-10:30 AM
Riverplace Hotel

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Sustaining Clinician Well-Being Survey

Please take our survey.

2015 Physician Well Being: Clinician Vitality Conference

October 9-10, 2015
Skamania Lodge
Stevenson, WA
Program brochure and registration materials will be available in mid-July on this website.

2015 TFME John Kitzhaber, M.D., Lecture and Dinner on Health Policy

November 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Hilton Hotel
Portland, OR

2016 Pain & Suffering Conference

February 19-20, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
Vancouver, BC
Program brochure and registration materials will be available in July on this website.

Ed Keenan

We were all saddened by the sudden loss of Ed Keenan.   

For Remembrances, Shelley and Alex have established a TFME Edward J. Keenan, Ph.D., Medical Student Scholarship fund.   These funds will support scholarship(s) for OHSU medical student(s).   If you would like to contribute, you can do so by either sending a check to:
The Foundation for Medical Excellence
One SW Columbia #860
Portland, OR 97258

Or you can visit our donation form, select "Edward J. Keenan, Ph.D., Medical Student Scholarship Fund" and submit your contribution.  The Foundation for Medical Excellence is a non-profit 501 c3 entity.

Address for the Family:

Shelley and Alex Keenan
5600 SW Westdale Drive
Portland, OR 97221

For questions please contact Vicki Fields at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 503 222-1960

The Foundation for Medical Excellence
One S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 860
Portland, OR 97258
p. (503) 222-1960   f. (503) 796-0699
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