Applicant Information & Resources

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How to Apply & Application FAQ's 

Applications for internship will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from September 15th to October 2nd, 2016. All intern positions will be filled through the National Residency matching program (NRMP). Traditionally all positions fill and we do not have available positions post-Match.

Application Information

The application materials we require are as follows:
    • Dean's Letter/MSPE
    • Letters of Recommendation: Minimum of 3, maximum of 4
      • One of these letters should be the departmental/chair letter
      • At least one of the other letters should come from an Internal Medicine faculty member
    • Personal Statement
    • Medical School Transcript
    • USMLE Transcript (with at least a Step 1 score)
  • We offer career pathways in both Categorical and Primary Care Medicine but have only one match code number (Categorical Program NRMP Code Number: 1599140C0).
  • International medical graduate applicants must be ECFMG certified by the NRMP ranking deadline (February) to be considered.  Current international medical students must be certified by June in the year they graduate.  We require at least one year of clinical experience in the U.S. or in a health care system similar to the U.S. (e.g., Australia, Ireland, and the like) and have graduated from medical school in the last 5 years.  Please note that we do not count externships, observerships, or research work as clinical experience.
  • Applications for PGY-2 and PGY-3 positions will be accepted (outside of ERAS) if openings arise.  We recommend that interested candidates check with us in late February/early March, as that is when we would begin our recruitment process if openings do become available.
View the Application Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) 

Program-Related FAQ's

During the past several interview seasons, a common set of program-related questions has been asked by applicants.  We have compiled these frequently asked questions into a list.

View the Program-Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Interview Schedule

For the 2016-17 recruitment season, the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program will offer intern applicant interviews on the dates listed below, with an optional meet-and-greet dinner at a local restaurant the evening before.

  • October: 28, 31
  • November: 4, 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 28
  • December: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16
  • January: 4, 6, 9, 11

Interview invitations will be issued on an ongoing basis beginning mid-October.

View more interview day information

Travel Resources

Visiting Portland?  We have a travel resources page to help you plan your trip.  Resources include maps of Portland, transit information, recommended hotels, where to eat & drink, directions to the OHSU campus and more.

View the intern applicant travel resources guide

OHSU Center for Diversity & Inclusion

The OHSU Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) leads and supports the university-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all people. CDI is dedicated to fostering partnerships to enhance OHSU's mission of healing, teaching, research and community services. With a range of resources and services, CDI supports and empowers students, faculty and staff from all walks of life, including historically underrepresented populations.

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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 Act 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 IX Coordinator , AAEO Director, 503 494-5148.  Mailing address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Mail code MP240, Portland, OR 97239.  Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239.  AAEO email , website

Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 800 421-3481.