Application Information

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Applicant criteria

  • Candidates must pass USMLE or COMLEX Step 2 prior to February 1, 2021
  • Candidates who completed medical training before June, 2019, must have recent, hands-on, US clinical experience or equivalent experience. Six months of hands-on experience is preferred
  • All candidates must be eligible for employment at OHSU at the time of hire
  • All candidates must qualify for a limited medical license through the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
  • Candidates graduating from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada prior to 2021 must have a complete, valid ECFMG certificate at the time of application
  • Candidates graduating from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada in 2021 must have successfully passed USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS at the time of application and be eligible for the ECFMG certificate at time of graduation

How to apply

  • Submit your completed application through the Electronic Residency Application System 
  • Personal Statement: Discuss why you have chosen Family Medicine and OHSU is a good fit for you and your career goals
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: One should be from a family medicine or primary care physician
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
  • You must also register for the National Resident Matching Program

Additional information

  • In alignment with national public health guidance, all 2020 interviews will be conducted virtually.
  • Only ERAS Applications will be accepted
  • We have no graduation year cut-off
  • All candidates will be selected through the NRMP match
  • We have no minimum score requirements for the USMLE or COMLEX exams, passing on the first attempt is preferred
  • Observerships and research experience will not be considered for clinical experience requirements
  • Applicant must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization. Common visa types at OHSU are the F1, H1B, and J1 visas
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OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.