EMED: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a visiting student rotation at OHSU?
You can find visiting student information and application instructions on the OHSU Undergraduate Medical Education website.
Are there additional materials I need to submit to emergency medicine along with my application?
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter of intent stating why you want to rotate at OHSU and why you want to go into emergency medicine (less than 1 page)
- A letter of recommendation from a physician you have worked with. The letter is not required to come from an EM physician. (1 page maximum)
- USMLE Scores
What are my chances of getting into the rotation?
Applications are screened and students are selected based on complete applications and availability. Availability varies from year to year. We take the top candidates to fill spaces not taken by OHSU students. Students can also request to be put on the waitlist should a position become available.
Can I request days off during my rotation?
We do accept requests for days off and will do what we can to accommodate your special needs while rotating. However, the schedule is quite complex with several variables, so requests should be kept to a minimum.
Can I do a 2-week rotation?
No, EMED 709 is a 4-week rotation with no exceptions. In order to receive the optimal EM experience, and to participate in all of the labs and didactics, we ask that if you are interested in the course that you plan to stay for the full 4 weeks.
The rotation dates at my home institution are different than the rotation dates at OHSU; can I adjust the dates at OHSU to match the dates of my home institution?
No, due to the structure of the rotation we do need all students to follow OHSU's rotation dates in order to participate in all of the events over the duration of the rotation.
Does OHSU offer student housing?
Unfortunately, OHSU does not have housing for students. We can, however, provide students with a list of resources of housing options in the area.
Will rotating at OHSU guarantee a residency interview?
Students who visit and are applying to EM through the current Match year will be formally interviewed during the month they are here. At times, students are undecided on their specialty during their month here and later decide to enter the Match in EM. In this situation, the student would be screened for an interview through our usual process.