Application Information

Applicant criteria

  • Candidates must pass USMLE or COMLEX Step 2 prior to February 1, 2017
  • Candidates who completed medical training before June, 2015, must have recent, hands-on, US clinical experience or  equivalent experience. Six months of hands-on experience is preferred
  • All candidates must be eligible for employment at OHSU at the time of hire
  • All candidates must qualify for a limited medical license through the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
  • Candidates graduating from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada prior to 2017 must have a complete, valid ECFMG certificate at the time of application
  • Candidates graduating from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada in 2017 must have successfully passed USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS at the time of application and be eligible for the ECFMG certificate at time of graduation

How to apply

  • Deadline for all application materials is November 1, 2016
  • Submit your completed application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)
  • Personal Statement: Discuss why you have chosen Family Medicine and OHSU is a good fit for you and your career goals
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: One should be from a family medicine or primary care physician
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
  • You must also register for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) 

Additional information

  • Only ERAS Applications will be accepted
  • We have no graduation year cut-off
  • All candidates will be selected through the NRMP match
  • We have no minimum score requirements for the USMLE or COMLEX exams, passing on the first attempt is preferred
  • Observerships and research experience will not be considered for clinical experience requirements
  • Applicant must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization. Common visa types at OHSU are the F1, H1B, and J1 visas

OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.


OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about 

Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IXCoordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, tomm@ohsu.edu. Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239. Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240,2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239. AAEO email: aaeo@ohsu.edu; website: http://www.ohsu.edu/aaeo. Title IXinquiries may also be directed to the U.S.Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.