Application Information


Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Oregon Health & Science University.

Application FAQ

  • Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only.
  • It is not necessary to fill out an application in addition to applying through ERAS.
  • Selection of first year resident positions is done via the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
  • Seven intern positions are available yearly and it is anticipated that residents entering the residency will remain with the program and progress through the remaining three years of training.
  • You may submit your application for our program beginning September 1st.
  • Application deadline is December 1st.
  • Invitations to interview will be extended through the ERAS eMail system beginning mid October.
  • Interviews will be granted on dates listed here - no exceptions.
  • Applications are reviewed and applicants considered on all facets of their application - there are no minimum USMLE scores required, but a first time pass is required to apply.
  • Foreign medical graduates are welcome to submit their applications for review and consideration following the same application requirements as those for U.S. medical graduate applicants.
    • In addtion:
      • No US medical experience is required.
      • OHSU OBGYN does sponsor (J-1 and H-1B) visas and information is available through the Graduate Medical Education office.
      • Currently our program does not have a foreign medical graduate the most recent graduated in june 2009, the first since 1985.
  • At the last program review in December 2010, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Oregon Health & Science University was fully accredited by Accreditation Council in Graduate Medical Education. We have received a full accreditation for 5 years.

Application Requirements

A complete application must include:

  • Your National Board Scores on USMLE (Step 1 required), must achieve a passing grade on first testing.
  • Dean's letter from your medical school.
  • Your personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation from the faculty of your OB/GYN Department are strongly encouraged.
  • Your photo.

For international graduates:

  • Your National Board Scores on USMLE (Step 1 required), must achieve a passing grade on first testing.
  • No graduation cut-off year
  • Must be eligible for medical licensure in the U.S.
  • No research experience necessary
  • We support J-1 and H1B visas.

Interview Dates


  • Thursday, October 29
  • Tuesday, November 10
  • Thursday, November 12
  • Monday, November 23
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Wednesday, December 9
  • Thursday, December 17
  • Tuesday, January 5

Interview Day Program

Interview days are planned to provide you maximum interaction with faculty and residents while being considerate of your travel schedules and the schedules of those you will be meeting with. We encourage you to arrive the day before your interview to allow time to check out the area, and to take a preliminary trip to the campus to get your bearings.

OHSU has several construction projects underway - which slow traffic and make getting around a challenge. Please plan accordingly so you arrive for check in on time.

Eight applicants are scheduled to interview on each interview day. Each applicant will interview with 4 faculty and 1 resident- with about twenty minutes allowed per interview.

Note: Our residents may invite you to join them for dinner the night before or following the interview day. While this may be helpful in your assessment of our residents and program, it is not part of our selection process and does not have any affect whatsoever on our applicant rankings. If you are able to attend, you'll be able to learn about our residents and program in a relaxed and informal setting. If logistics make it difficult for you to attend the dinner, you will not be at any disadvantage in the application process.


0730-0830 Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Adams, Director; Valerie Forster, Residency Coordinator
0830-0930 Resident Interviews
0930-1130 Faculty Interviews
1130-1330 Lunch and Tour - Applicants and Residents