Application Requirements

The Division of Plastic Surgery welcomes you to apply for a position through the AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications submitted through the ERAS system by November 1 will be considered for the following academic year. Please contact your dean's office for further information on the electronic application process.

The committee will review applications and determine which applicants will be interviewed. Interviews will occur on two Fridays in December and January. [CM1] If you are selected, you will be contacted via email. Arrangements will then be made for you to visit OHSU for interviews, talk with current residents and be introduced to Portland. It is not necessary to provide a return postcard or call to check the status of your application: the ERAS system will notify you as we download your information into our files. Please call for information if necessary.

A completed ERAS application consists of six elements:

  • A personal photograph
  • A personal statement
  • A dean's letter with a transcript

Graduates of foreign medical schools applying for residency must have a valid ECFMG certificate unless they are currently in medical school and will receive it soon after graduation. The department also requests results of your USMLE. No American experience is required, but you must score at least 200 on USMLE Part 1 to be considered for an interview. We do not sponsor visas.

If you need basic information about the ECFMG or the NRMP, you may call or write to the offices listed below.

Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
215 662-1445

National Residency Matching Program
2450 N Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20037-1141
202 826-0566

For further information please email the or call 503 494-4695.