Oregon Scholars Program

Prospective scholars

The Oregon Scholars Program is an innovative 48-month curriculum allowing scholars to complete the core anesthesiology residency while also receiving advanced training in critical care medicine or research. OHSU is proud to be the first anesthesiology program in the nation approved by the ACGME for this visionary approach to anesthesiology residency training. Our department strongly believes that innovation and creativity is essential to maintain our specialty's well deserved reputation as a leader in research, critical care, and patient safety.

Please use the navigation menu to the left for specific information about each of the two OSP programs.

A note about our various programs:

You will see 4 different options in ERAS for our program: Categorical (14 spots/y), Advanced (2 spots/yr), Oregon Scholars Program Critical Care (2 spots/yr) and Clinician Scientist/Research (1 spot/yr). If you are interested in more than one “track,” you will be able to note this on the application. If you are applying to the Oregon Scholars Program, all attempts will be made for any specific Critical Care Medicine or Research Track interviews to occur on the same day as your residency interview, if deemed suitable for those tracks. Additionally, you will be considered for any residency track you choose, categorical and/or advanced. The applicant will have final say in which program, if any, is most important to them. For example, if you deem the OSP CCM track is your top choice for OHSU, but are also interested in our categorical program, you will be able to rank both programs on your rank list. Additionally, we will rank applicants for any OSP tracks applied/interviewed for, as well as for the regular residency tracks.

A note about Program Signals: If you choose to Program Signal us, you will only utilize one signal for our program, which would encompass any of the 4 “tracks” – in other words, you can apply to all four of our tracks with only utilizing one Program Signal.

Application information

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and OHSU are excited to offer this unique educational opportunity. The Oregon Scholars Program welcomed its first scholars in 2006.  Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). If you have any questions about ERAS, please contact the Dean's Office at your School of Medicine.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Ryan Fink, M.D. 
Program Director