Interviewing for the OHSU Pathology Residency Program
Invitations to the best-qualified residency program applicants will be sent on an ongoing basis September through October.
We offer interviews from October to December, and invited candidates will be able to schedule online for one of the following dates:
|- October -||- November -||- December -|
|Thursday, October 9||Monday, November 3||Tuesday, December 2|
|Friday, October 17||Tuesday, November 18||Friday, December 12|
|Tuesday, October 28||Monday, November 24|
Interview Day Schedule
|8:15 am - 9:00 am||Breakfast & Welcome: Program Overview with Sakir (Hume) Gultekin, MD, Program Director|
|9:10 am - 11:55 am||One-on-one 25-minute interviews with Program Director and three Pathology faculty|
|12:05 am - 12:45 pm||Lunch with Pathology Residents & Other Trainees|
|12:45 pm - 1:30 pm||Resident-Hosted Campus & Facility Tour|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Wrap-up Session|
We do not schedule candidate events outside of the hours listed above.
About the Interview Day
Applicants have the opportunity to meet current residents during the interview day. Current residents host each candidate during the campus & facility tour, and you’ll have an additional opportunity to meet other trainees in the department during lunch.
If you are invited to interview and have a focused pathology interest, it may be possible also to arrange an informational interview with a specific faculty member. Let us know when you receive your invitation to interview.
Candidates will each have 45-minutes of flex-time in their interview day schedules to participate in other activities. Options include:
- Explore campus on your own (Aerial Tram pass available)
- Tour the Pathology Translational Research Lab
- Informational interview with a subspecialty fellow
- Informal chat with a faculty member about neighborhoods, schools, and family life in Portland
- Interview with a specific faculty member (if available)
Please let us know if you need accommodation for a disability or other special needs on your interview day. OHSU offers nursing stations and refrigeration is available for milk storage for breastfeeding mothers.
Based on the number of applicants, there may be breaks during the afternoon of your interview day. You may want to bring reading materials, etc.
Parking, Tram & Transportation
If you are traveling to Marquam Hill by car or via the Portland Aerial Tram, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can arrange a courtesy pass. Please contact us if you have additional travel-related questions. For additional transportation information, please see Visiting OHSU & Oregon.
Resident Appointment Agreement Disclosure
We are required by the NRMP to provide a copy of the OHSU Resident Appointment Agreement to you for your review prior to ranking you. On your interview day, you’ll be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you have read the document.
On the day of your interview – finding your way:
Resident interviews will be held in Richard Jones Hall for the Basic Sciences (RJH), Room 1385. Use this map of OHSU’s Marquam Hill Campus to locate Richard Jones Hall for the Basic Medical Sciences, circled, #17 on the map.
Make sure you enter the older section of the building at the ivy-covered entrance closest to the Vollum Institute. If you enter RJH at the newer addition entrance, you will see a large, open stairway leading up – do not enter here. Go back outside, turn left and proceed to the next entrance. When you enter the older section of RJH, you will take the stairs or elevator to your right.
If you’re taking the stairs, go down two flights to the first floor, make a sharp right turn, and proceed straight down the hallway to the conference room. If you take the elevator, walk straight ahead after you arrive on the first floor, and the conference room will be on your right.
Coffee, fruit and pastries will be waiting to welcome you. Please call us at 503.494.8276 or 503.494.4110 for help if you arrive on campus and cannot find your way to the conference room. Our administrative office opens at 8:00 am.
Please see our Visiting OHSU & Oregon page for a list of discount rates at recommended local hotels for visiting applicants. There, you will also find many additional travel resources including directions to our campus and information about various public transportation options.