Applying to OHSU Residencies and Fellowships

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Appointments to OHSU GME programs are made solely on the basis of the qualifications of the applicants, who must have an M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy before beginning their training programs.  Applicants for training in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, or Periodontal Dentistry must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree before starting their training. 

Residents/fellows are selected based on their preparedness, abilities, aptitudes, academic credentials, and communication skills, as well as on personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.  OHSU's programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious preference, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

Appointments are made through the GME Office by the Executive Director for OHSU Hospital and Clinics with the recommendation of the Program Director.

Appointment agreements are sent in late March and are included in the resident/fellow Welcome Booklets which include all new hire forms and other important information.

Applicants should submit a completed and signed application and a letter of recommendation from the dean of their professional school, typically known as the Dean's Letter. Graduates of international medical schools must submit a valid copy of their ECFMG certificate. Applicants who are not using ERAS should address their application and recommendations to the program director of their prospective training program.

Graduates of international medical schools who are applying for medical internships, residencies or fellowships must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain authorization to work. 

For more information contact the GME Office.

All GME programs offered by OHSU are approved by the ACGME or other accrediting bodies or boards.  See all GME training programs.

Appointees must obtain an appropriate license for the practice of medicine prior to the beginning of their program. OHSU requires that interns have limited licenses, and will provide funding to cover application fees for all limited licenses. Appointees will receive more information about obtaining their license in the Welcome Booklet mailed out in late March. Learn more about Oregon medical licensure and apply for a license at the Oregon Medical Board website.

Appointees will receive more information about obtaining their license in the Welcome Booklet mailed out in late March.

Most of our training programs use the the National Residency Matching Program. The only exceptions are those permitted under the NRMP rules.  Some of our programs use SFMatch