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How to Apply

We accept applications for first-year residents only through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). In addition, applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

We have no second-year positions available at this time.

We are unable to offer observerships or externships.

For All Applicants

  • Deadline for all application materials is November 1, 2013
  • Only ERAS Applications will be accepted and you must sign up for the NRMP
  • Three letters of recommendation required (one from a U.S. family physician preferred)
  • Personal Statement: Please tell us about why you are choosing family medicine, and why Portland
  • Passing scores on the USMLE or COMPLEX (we have no minimum score requirement or restrictions on attempts, but first attempt is preferred)
  • Pass Step 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX prior to July 1st of your intern year
  • We have restrictions to graduation year, but if it has been more than two years since the date you graduated from medical training we require recent hands-on U.S. clinical experience or the equivalent.

Only recent, hands-on U.S. clinical experience or the equivalent will be considered as medical experience. Observerships and most research experiences do not meet this requirement.

All candidates must be eligible for employment at Oregon Health & Science University at the time of hire and qualify for a limited license with the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. 

Additional Personal Statement Criteria for Preventive Medicine Focused Candidates:

Additional Personal Statement Criteria for these candidates includes responses to both of the following questions: 

  • OHSU’s Family Medicine Residency moved to a 4-year program in 2012. Explain why you want to pursue both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residency training? Why would you prefer this program over OHSU’s other 4-year options?
  • What are your career goals and how will this dual residency program help you attain those goals?

Most candidates who are interested in this type of dual training are very familiar with Family Medicine, its breadth and depth. However, the specialty of Preventive Medicine is often less familiar. It is also a broad field, but with a focus on population health. Physicians in the specialty can focus on anything from health policy to prevention at the individual patient level. Our Preventive Medicine residency is in the specialty of Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.


Additional Information for International Medical Graduates (IMG)

  • You must have a valid ECFMG certificate at time of application
  • We sponsor J1 andH1B visas
  • U.S. clinical experience is helpful, but not required if it has been less than two years since completion of medical training. Only recent hands-on U.S. clinical experience or the equivalent will be considered. Observerships and most research experiences do not meet this requirement.

Inquiries/correspondence regarding any of our programs:

Heather Sturgill
Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
Family Medicine at OHSU
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: FM
Portland, OR 97239-3098