Residency Interviews

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program typically holds interviews during November and December. Approximately 15-20 applicants are selected for personal interviews, per residency slot available. Interviews will be conducted by Faculty Physicians, Residents and select Radiation Medicine staff. Successful candidates have often spent a clinical rotation in our department during their 3rd or 4th year as a medical student.

All Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications are reviewed by the Radiation Medicine Residency Committee. Invitations to interview with the program are sent to selected candidates in October via an online scheduling portal.

Interview day

The evening prior to your interview day, you and your spouse/significant other are invited to attend a casual dinner with the current Radiation Medicine residents. Dinner is typically held at 6pm PST at a popular restaurant in Downtown Portland.

Residency interviews are held at OHSU's Marquam Hill campus and interview days begin promptly at 7am PST. Interviews are conducted with panels of two faculty physicians over a 20-minute period. Candidates may also interview with at our department administrator, radiation therapist manager, and lead dosimetrist.

Sample Agenda

7:00 a.m.       Orientation with Program Director and Department Chair

8:00 a.m.       Interviews with Radiation Medicine Faculty and Managers

12:30 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Tour of Campus

1:30 p.m.       Q&A with Current Residents

2: 00 p.m.       End of the day

If you have checked out of your hotel and are going to the airport you may bring your luggage to the interview and we will be happy to store it.

South Waterfront via the tram with a rainbow

After your interviews are complete you are free to explore all Portland has to offer! Portland's unexpected attractions range from coffee shops and bookstores to gourmet restaurants and breweries. If you have some extra time, check out some fun things to do while you are here:

If you would like to contact any residents, faculty, or the Program Director, please email our Program Coordinator. You may also receive a request to complete a feedback questionnaire from our Program Coordinator. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and your responses are anonymous.

If you are selected to interview with OHSU, we will send you information on the Portland area, suggested places to stay, transportation, and directions to the OHSU campus. Please see OHSU's Visiting OHSU page for additional travel resources including directions to our campus and information about various public transportation options.