Our Residency Program in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine currently has 13 active residents. In 2023 we are accepting four new PGY-1 residents through the National Residency Match Program. 

Applications are accepted only through ERAS.

Next Available positions begin: July 1, 2024

Application Deadline: October 11, 2023

Benefits and salary

OHSU's GME website contains details of the benefits and salary packages offered to our residents. In addition, the department provides an educational allowance of $1,500 per year ($2,500 for chief resident), use of a laptop computer, and financial support for approved travel expenses when presenting at professional conferences.

Read more about benefits and salary packages

Diversity resources

OHSU Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine supports and fosters a workplace diverse in people and ideas. There are a variety of resources, online tools, and guides that highlight multicultural communities within the greater Portland area available through OHSU's Center for Diversity and Inclusion. 

Check out the CDI Website

Check out the School of Medicine Diversity Website


Appointments to OHSU GME programs are based solely on the qualifications of the applicants, who must have an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy or an ECFMG certificate before beginning their training programs.

Residents are selected based on their preparedness, capabilities, accomplishments, academic credentials, and communication skills, as well as on personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Competitive applicants must demonstrate an aptitude and passion for pathology.

Minimum score requirement: A minimum USMLE score of 210 is preferred.

Graduation cut-off: The most qualified candidates will have graduated medical school or practiced medicine within the last five years.

ECFMG requirement: Foreign medical school graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate prior to the July 1 program start date. USMLE step 1, step 2 CK, and step 2 CS scores should be available in ERAS no later than February 1.

OHSU's programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious preference, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

Foreign medical graduates

Graduates of international medical schools 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. Requests for information or visa applications should be made to the GME Office.  

Required documents

The following are required as a part the ERAS application:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Medical school transcript
  3. Dean's letter
  4. Personal statement
  5. Letters of recommendation (minimum three)
  6. USMLE certificate and scores (COMLEX also accepted)
  7. Curriculum vitae  

Upon acceptance into the program, applicants must also provide:

  1. Letters of verification from the Program Director(s) of prior residency training, including dates, location and verification of completion (if applicable)
  2. Verification of staff positions (if applicable)
  3. ECFMG Certificate (if foreign medical school graduate)


For further information, please contact:

Anya Coleman
Education Coordinator