Fourth-year students from osteopathic or allopathic medical schools are welcome to complete surgery rotations at OHSU.
Applications may be submitted using the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) beginning April 1. Applications must be received by April 30 to be considered in the first round of applications. In order for an application to be considered, it must be complete and accepted by both the OHSU School of Medicine Dean's office and the Department of Surgery. All completed applications received after May 1 will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Please visit the School of Medicine website for requirements specific to the Dean's office. The Department of Surgery requires the following items prior to acceptance:
- Letter of recommendation from a surgeon you worked with
- Letter of intent
- USMLE and COMLEX Scores
There are a limited number of rotations available;however, every effort is made to accommodate visiting students. All visitors who apply for the General Surgery Residency Program will be interviewed for placement. We cannot guarantee interviews for other OHSU residency programs, such as the Plastic Surgery Residency Program.
Should you be scheduled for a rotation, we will need the following information from you:
- Letter of good standing from your school
- Copy of most recent background check
- Copy of most recent drug screen OR statement included in letter of good standing that indicates you have been screened and passed
- BLS/ACLS certification
- School evaluation
If you have any further questions, please email our Medical Student Coordinator.