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All applications should be made through ERAS only. We welcome qualified graduates from both allopathic and osteopathic programs. Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program.

To apply, please include:

  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Official transcript
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE Step 1, minimum score 200
  • COMLEX scores accepted for DO applicants
The Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Program has a separate match number for the Family Medicine NRMP from the Providence Oregon FM Residency - ACGME Program # 1204000729.

Interviews are by invitation and are conducted from October through December.

Please address any additional correspondence to:
Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Program
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
810 12th Street, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-387-1954

Resident Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must be graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), colleges of Osteopathic medicine in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Have received a currently valid certificate from ECFMG prior to appointment, or
  • Have full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training
  • Applicants should be eligible to be licensed in the State of Oregon
  • Applicants must have passed USMLE or Comlex Part I and Part II
  • Applicants should be proficient in Medical Spanish and be able to care for patients in most settings without an interpreter by the beginning of their second year of the program

International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certification, U.S. citizenship, or permanent resident status. Providence Health & Services and Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Program does sponsor J-1 visas on a case by case basis when all other criteria is met. In addition, applicants should have demonstrable inpatient experience and credible recommendations from an ACGME accredited teaching hospital within the last five years. Applicants must speak fluent English, though other language skills can be an asset. Passage of the 'English Proficiency' test for the ECFMG does not assure this level of competency.

Providence Health & Services - Portland Service Area will ensure that its ACGME-accredited programs select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. ACGME accredited programs in the Portland Service Area will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.