Residency Program

Message from the Department Chair

John Ma, MD - EM Chair

Dear Prospective Residents and Friends:

Welcome to the Oregon Health & Science University Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Established in 1978, our three-year residency program is nurtured by an energetic faculty and administrative staff dedicated to meeting your education and training needs. The Department has a strong tradition of excellence that will serve you well in your professional life.

The residency program has been carefully crafted to provide you with the clinical breadth and depth of knowledge, skill, judgment, and decision-making capacity that are required for the dynamic work environment of the future. Faculty members recognize the interrelatedness of scientific knowledge, system integration, and human interaction during care delivery and have incorporated this approach into our curricula. Service excellence, as it relates to patient care and customer satisfaction, is a priority of our emergency department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine also has active, nationally recognized programs in the following areas:

The residency program partners with several regional hospitals to provide a diverse rotation schedule, and we even offer a unique rural emergency medicine rotation in Astoria, Oregon. Additionally, our state of the art simulation center is frequently used to engage our learners in dynamic hands-on experiences. All of these programs collectively infuse the Department and our Emergency Medicine Residency Program with innovations and exciting learning opportunities.

We are proud that our residency program is considered to be one of the premier emergency medicine residency programs in the nation. We consistently match medical students from all across the United States and we believe that geographic diversity is one of our real strengths. We invite you to continue browsing our website and to apply for admission. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank You.

O. John Ma, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine