Internal Medicine Residency Program

The OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a learning environment that balances the personal and professional needs of our house staff. We are strongly committed to resident education, excellence in clinical care, and scholarly activities.



To develop physician leaders who heal through high-quality care, compassion, community engagement and discovery.


To provide a diverse and individualized training environment that encourages evidence-based medicine, rigorous inquiry, team-based interdisciplinary collaboration and resident wellness to ultimately provide exceptional patient care.

About Us

The Department of Medicine offers a categorical three year resident training program in Internal Medicine with an optional primary care elective track.  Residents rotate through the OHSU Hospital and Clinics, the adjacent Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and various community sites. We currently have 34 positions in the PGY-1 level, and 33 positions in the PGY-2 & PGY-3 levels.

The program emphasizes academic excellence throughout the training experience, offering a learning environment that balances the personal and professional needs of our house staff. Residents divide their time among general medicine and subspecialty ward services, intensive care units, ambulatory care experiences, consultation rotations, emergency rooms and long-term care settings. The primary care track places additional emphasis on ambulatory care, behavioral medicine and geriatrics; and experiences in related areas such as gynecology, dermatology and medical orthopedics.

The Department of Medicine faculty are strongly committed to resident education, excellence in clinical care and clinical and basic science research.

Prospective Residency Applicants

For Prospective Residency Applicants

2018-19 Application Period

We will be accepting intern applications for the 2019-2020 academic year September 15 - October 1, 2018 via ERAS. We use 3rd party software (Thalamus) to manage our interview scheduling.

We currently have no openings in our residency program (2018-19 academic year). Interns positions are filled via ERAS and the Match.

Visiting Clerkship for Diverse Students

The Internal Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program for Diverse Students is sponsored by the OHSU Department of Medicine student and residency programs and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. This program provides support, stipend, and mentoring for qualified fourth-year U.S. medical students to participate in a Department of Medicine subspecialty or Intensive Care Unit rotation.

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OHSUIMRES News-You-Can-Use

In this monthly Spotlight, we focus on the Match!  Friday March 16th, 2018, is Match Day.  In honor of it, we decided to catch up with several alumna who matched with us 10 years ago--past chief residents Drs. Katie Iossi and Sarah Diamond.  

Dr. Katie Iossi, VA Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Medicine:

I was overjoyed to see OHSU in my Match Day envelope.  I had done a rotation here as a medical student - I loved working with the residents and faculty (and the view from almost every window), exploring Portland and the surrounding areas, and interviewing with Drs. Sima Desai and Judy Bowen - I was hooked!  I was surprised to see we were a predominantly female class, but it turned out to be wonderful - we had a fantastic group of people and became close through our residency.  I was also excited to see that two of the medical students I had rotated with in October (Carrie Puckett, now a VA Cardiologist, and Lindsey Overton, now HemeOnc in Wenatchee, WA) also matched since we had had tons of fun together on our month-long rotation that fall.

Dr. Sarah Diamond, OHSU Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology:

The match day ceremony at the University of Miami was very memorable for me. All of our match letters were placed into a basket and we were called up onto stage one-by-one by the Dean. When my name was called, I stood on the stage holding a microphone and opened my envelope with trembling hands. I was so nervous because I wanted so badly to match at OHSU. My voice was shaky as I read "Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon." The best part of the moment was looking out into the audience of hundreds of classmates, family members and friends and seeing my mom and dad holding a raincoat and umbrella high over their heads, cheering me on. They had come prepared!


Give to the OHSU IM Residency Program

The OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program strengthens housestaff excellence by encouraging involvement in scholarly activities, professional organizations, research and more. 

Gifts to the Thomas F. Cooney MD Endowed Fund for Excellence in Resident Education helps to support these activities. 

Recent examples of support include:

  • Travel and housing costs for both primary care and global health rotations
  • Subsidy for residents toward ACP membership
  • Support of wellness-related activities
  • Expenses related to evening curricular events for residents (e.g., Journal Club)
Our residents thank you for your past and future support.

Contact Us

Department of Medicine
Office of Educational Programs

Mail code OP-30
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland OR 97239-3098
phone: 503 494-8530
fax: 503 494-5636

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