Residency Details

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The information below will answer many of your questions about the Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation residency program. Expand the sections to learn about how to apply to the program and what to expect during the interview process. See the curricula and learn specifics about rotation, the call schedule and more. There is even a list of fellowship programs of past residents.

How to apply

How to apply

OHSU participates in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . Applications must be submitted electronically through the ERAS system by November 1 to be considered. Please contact your dean's office for your student workstation software and information on the electronic application process.

A complete application is standard and includes the following items:

  • ERAS application (CV) with photograph
  • Medical school dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation (Three is the minimum and we will accept up to four letters. We will accept either a traditional letter or the AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation.)
  • USMLE board scores (We do not have a minimum cutoff score.)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Your personal statement (Please include a few sentences in your personal statement to let us know why you are interested in OHSU/Oregon.)

It is not necessary to send a return postcard or call to check the status of your application. The ERAS system will automatically notify you as we download your information into our files. After the application review process is complete, you will be notified via email of your interview status. Please note that our review process lasts well into November and we generally send out interview invitations the week of Thanksgiving.

If you have had postgraduate training, send letters of recommendation from the program director(s) of your first postgraduate year and any subsequent residency training.

Interviewing: what to expect

Residency interview dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are:

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

On the night before the interviews, we will be having a small gathering for the applicants. This is a good opportunity to mingle with our residents and gain insight and perspective into our program in a casual setting.

The interview day will begin at 6:30 am and continue until approximately 2 p.m. The day begins with presentations from Dr. Jung Yoo, Chairman of the Orthopaedics Department, Dr. Darin Friess, Program Director of the Orthopaedics Residency Program, and one of our chief residents.

Interviews will follow from 7:30 a.m. and each candidate will interview with several faculty members and residents. Each interview will last 20 minutes. In addition, all applicants will meet separately with Dr. Darin Friess for 15 minutes. Time will be allocated between interviews for a casual question and answer session with Dr. Yoo.


For more information, please contact Robin Sasaoka, Resident and Fellowship Program Coordinator, at 503 494-5842 or e-mail . See the AMA's fellowship and residency electronic interactive database for more details (FREIDA). Upon acceptance and hiring, drug testing and criminal record checks will be done as part of the hiring process for OHSU.

Residency program details Curricula Recent fellowships

2017 Fellowships

  • Adult Reconstruction - Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
  • Adult Reconstruction - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Adult Reconstruction - Melbourne Orthopaedic Goup, Melbourne, Australia
  • Sports Medicine - Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Denver, CO

2016 Fellowships

  • Adult Reconstruction - Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Adult Reconstruction - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Trauma & Adult Reconstruction - Dr. Paul Duwelius, Orthopaedic & Fracture Specialists, Portland, OR and Sydney Arthroplasty and Trauma, Sydney, Australia
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Spine Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2015 Fellowships

  • Adult Reconstruction - Tahoe Reno Arthroplasty, Reno, NV
  • Adult Reconstruction - University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
  • Hand & Upper Extremity - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Foot & Ankle - Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, Melbourne, Australia and Summit Orthopaedics, Portland, OR

2014 Fellowships

  • Sports medicine fellowship – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Foot and ankle fellowship – University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
  • Spine fellowship – Spine Institute of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Orthopaedic traumatology –R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery – Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Fellowships

  • Foot and ankle fellowship – Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
  • UCSF trauma fellowship – San Francisco, CA
  • Adult reconstruction fellowship with Dr. Paul Duwelius, Portland, OR
  • Sports medicine fellowship – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NW
  • Foot and ankle fellowship – Melbourne Orthopaedic, Australia

2012 Fellowships

  • OrthoIndy trauma fellowship, Indianapolis
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery with Dr. Frederick Matsen and Dr. Winston Warme at University of Seattle, WA
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery, Van Nuys, CA
  • Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, foot and ankle surgery fellowship

2011 Fellowships

  • Oakland bone and joint Specialists/ Middlemore Hospital, Auckland NZ foot and ankle fellowships
  • University of Utah Health Care spine surgery fellowship
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital total joint arthroplasty fellowship, Boston, Mass.

2010 Fellowships

  • Dr. Stephen S. Burkhart’s shoulder and upper extremity fellowship, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Francisco Spine Institute spine fellowship
  • C.V. Starr/St. Luke’s/Roosevelt hand surgery fellowship, New York, N.Y.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center hand surgery fellowship, Boston, Mass.

2009 Fellowships

  • Duke University foot and ankle fellowship
  • Southern California Center for Sports Medicine
  • Santa Monica sports fellowship

2008 Fellowships

  • San Francisco Spine Institute spine fellowship
  • University of New Mexico hand fellowship

2007 Fellowships

  • San Francisco Spine Institute spine fellowship
  • St. John’s/Santa Monica spine fellowship
  • TRIA (Twin Cities) sports medicine fellowship

2006 Fellowships

  • Vanderbilt trauma fellowship
  • Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington trauma fellowship

2005 Fellowships

  • OrthoIndy Methodist trauma fellowship
  • Pasadena sports medicine fellowship

2004 Fellowships

  • Hennepin County trauma fellowship
  • Green’s San Antonio hand fellowship

2000-2003 Fellowships

  • University of Washington spine fellowship
  • Taos Sports Medicine Institute
  • Pasadena sports medicine fellowship
  • Massachusetts General Hospital orthopaedic oncology

For additional information about the residency program please contact:

Robin Sasaoka
Residency and fellowship program coordinator
Phone: 503 494-5842