Requirements if Matched
If Selected as an Intern:
OHSU provides professional liability insurance covering interns. However, OHSU requires "double coverage". Thus, professional liability insurance must also be provided by either the intern or his/her home institution. Coverage limits must be at least $1,000,000 per occurrence, and $3,000,000 aggregate. The Student Insurance provided through the American Psychological Association meets this requirement, should a trainee's home institution not provide coverage during internship.
Interns are required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and if the full panel required by OHSU is not current, then they will need to update vaccinations at their expense. Note, this will either be verified by the student's home university or provided directly to OHSU; details will be provided after the match. Current required vaccinations include: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR);Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertusis (Tdap); and Varicella. Additionally, Hepatitis B and Polio vaccination are encouraged, but not required. For more information about required vaccinations, please contact Nicole Valdivia Nava.
Interns are required to provide proof of personal medical insurance coverage prior to starting training, and must maintain that coverage over the course of the training period. Additional financial support is added to the stipend to assist with obtaining insurance (see Stipend/Benefits);additionally, the program provides a "guidance sheet" for seeking insurance via the Healthcare Exchange once someone matches to the program.
The trainee's home university must provide proof of the trainee having successfully passed a criminal background screening, in a format requested by OHSU (note, this will be sought after the match, and the program will provide specific instructions on how this is to be verified). Note, prior conviction does not necessarily disqualify an applicant. As appropriate, a risk assessment will be made that considers the conviction relative to the essential functions as an intern, the time frame in which the offense occurs, and any mitigating circumstances. Applicants concerned about potential issues are welcome and encouraged to contact the site early in the application review and selection process.
A Training Affiliation Agreement between Oregon Health &Science University and the trainee's home institution must be executed prior to initiating training. This is managed by administrative personnel and is not the responsibility of the trainee to address.
Interns will be expected to complete required tuberculosis screening prior to any patient contact (to be completed onsite). Additionally, interns will be expected to obtain an influenza vaccination (at their expense) at the time that OHSU Infectious Disease deems as "infection season" or to formally opt out; if a trainee opts out, then protective gear (e.g., mask) must be worn during patient contact throughout the entire time period designated by OHSU's Infectious Disease.
OHSU reserves the right to require (at the trainee's or his/her home institution's expense) a 10-panel urine substance abuse screen from a reputable vender. Note, while use of marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, identification of this substance in one's system will result in a failed screen for OHSU purposes. At this time, it is not standard practice to request this screen; information provides serves as notification of the possibility.
Please check back to this webpage for updated information regarding these and related issues.
Any interested applicant with questions about these requirements is encouraged to contact the program to seek additional information or clarification.