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
  • USMLE board scores
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Your personal statement

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.

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 2015-2016 academic year are:

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Friday, January 15, 2016

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 8 a.m. and each candidate will have three interviews. This will include interviews with two faculty members and one Chief Resident. 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.