OHSU Requirements for Admission


1. Students must be in good academic standing and currently registered for their fourth year in a M.D. or D.O. degree program at a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

2. Students must be covered by malpractice/liability insurance at a level at $1,000,000 primary/$3,000,000 aggregate by his/her home school.

3. Students must have passed the USMLE/COMPLEX Step 1 Exam.

4.Students must have completed the following core clerkship requirements before the rotations begins:

  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics

*If your school does not offer one of these courses, we will accept a letter stating that on school letterhead.

5. Students must have passed a background check prior to starting a rotation at OHSU.

6. Completion of OHSU's immunization requirements. Please refer  all questions regarding immunization to Health Services, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST at 503-494-8665.

7. Students must have their home school verify the student has health insurance. If the school is unable to verify this, the student must provide documentation of personal health insurance.

8. Upon acceptance into the program the student will be billed a $75 non-refundable fee.

9. Please refer to VSAS for application requirements not listed above.

Please note:

All applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the requested rotation.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are not eligible for a visiting student rotation at Oregon Health & Science University. Third year students are not accepted.

International Medical Students

The School of Medicine accepts only students from LCME or AOA accredited medical schools. Canadian students for LCME accredited schools may contact us at mdvisiting@ohsu.edu for more information.  

Important Forms

All information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

  1. Visiting Student Policies and Procedures
  2. Immune Status Form
  3. Additional Department Requirements
  4. Available Clinical Electives
  5. 2015-2016 Elective Schedule
  6. Internal Medicine Reference Form
  7. Family Medicine Information Form