Residency Program Frequently Asked Questions

There is no cut off, but we typically match with applicants above the standard mean.

We prefer that you pass on your first attempt, but special circumstances are considered.

Not for the application process, but it is required as part of appointment.

An emergency medicine rotation or experience in the US is essential.

You must have graduated within 5 years from medical school.

Currently, we have 2 IMG Residents in our program. We do accept IMG applicants. 

Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain work authorization

There will be 11 available positions through the match.

Our program only accepts applications through the ERAS Match located at

We do accept COMLEX scores, but prefer you also take the USMLE to help better compare you with the larger applicant pool of MD candidates.

In 2020-2021, we had over 1,700 applications, and approximately 220 people interviewed at our program.

We do accept applicants with previous training and this does not interfere with Medicare reimbursements.

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) grants credit for prior training if you meet their guidelines. Please review their policy at

We match all of our intern positions through ERAS. Any vacant positions at the PGY 2 or PGY 3 level will be posted on the SAEM residency vacancy website or advertised on the CORD listserve. Please refer to this site for potential opportunities.

No, you have an equal opportunity to match in our program regardless of the time of year you interview.

SAEM Membership (dept. sponsored), ACEP/EMRA Membership (provided by dept and Oregon ACEP), OHSU Vest, Tintinalli text, Access Emergency Medicine for asynchronous learning, Rosh Review, ACEP Learning Portal, Ultrasound textbook, PALS, ACLS, ACLS Instructor, NRP, ATLS, HippoEM and other benefits provided as part of your employment package (medical, dental, etc).

We start sending out invitations to interview two weeks after ERAS opens, and continue inviting applicants until mid-December. For 2021 our last invitations will be sent by December 14.