Plastic Surgery Residency Program: Application Requirements | Department of Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery welcomes you to apply for a position through the AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications submitted through the ERAS system by November 1 will be considered for the following academic year. Please contact your dean's office for further information on the electronic application process.

The committee will review applications and determine which applicants will be interviewed. Interviews will occur on two Fridays in December and January. If you are selected, you will be contacted via email. Arrangements will then be made for you to visit OHSU for interviews, talk with current residents and be introduced to Portland.

It is not necessary to provide a return postcard or call to check the status of your application: the ERAS system will notify you as we download your information into our files. Please call for information if necessary.

A completed ERAS application consists of six elements:

  • A personal photograph
  • A personal statement
  • A dean's letter with a transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Board Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)

International applicants

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. The most common visa types are J-1 and H1B.

For further information, contact the OHSU Graduate Medical Education office at 503 494-8652.

If you need basic information about the ECFMG or the NRMP, you may call or write to the offices listed below.

Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
215 662-1445
ECFMG

National Residency Matching Program
2450 N Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20037-1141
202 826-0566
NRMP

For further information please email our residency coordinator or call 503 494-4695.

Resident interview

The Selection Committee will review applications and determine which applicants will be interviewed. Interview dates take place in December and January.

If you are selected, you will be contacted via email. Arrangements will then be made for you to visit OHSU. The ERAS system will notify you as we download your information into our files.

A typical interview includes:

  • Night before get-together with residents
  • Early morning orientation with Program Director Juliana Hansen, M.D.
  • Interviews with faculty and residents
  • Lunch with faculty and residents
  • Optional tour of the facilities

Interviews are split into morning and afternoon sessions. Please let our residency coordinator  know if you would prefer a morning (6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or afternoon (11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) session.

Please call 503 494-4695 for information.