Application Information

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Applicant criteria

  • Candidates must pass USMLE or COMLEX Step 2 prior to February 1, 2023
  • 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 2023 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 2023 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 
  • We have no specific requirements but hope to learn why you are choosing Family Medicine
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: At least one should be from a family medicine or primary care physician
  • Supplemental question: Upon receipt of your ERAS application, you will be directed to answer a supplemental question unique to our program, the details of which are included below so that you can prepare accordingly. Please complete this at your earliest convenience; your application is not considered complete until your supplemental response has been received.
  • USMLE or COMLEX score
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
  • You must also register for the National Resident Matching Program

Supplemental question

Starting with our graduating class of 2016, the OHSU Family Medicine Residency transitioned to a 4-year, fully integrated family medicine program as a part of the Length of Training Pilot. The pilot is part of a national discussion on the redesign of family medicine education with attention to curriculum design, practice location, and length of training. Nearly a decade into the current structure, we believe that our 4-year curriculum is the optimal training environment to prepare family medicine leaders who are equipped to practice the full spectrum of family medicine in any setting they enter. With this in mind, why are you interested in our 4-year residency program and how does it fit into your future plans?

Additional information

  • Interviews for the 2022-2023 recruitment cycle will be conducted virtually in accordance with OHSU GME guidance
  • 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.