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Application Process

Providence Portland Medical Center participates in the National Residency Matching Program. We welcome qualified graduates from M.D. and D.O. programs. Applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Matching Program (ERAS). Paper and email applications will not be accepted or reviewed. Traditionally all positions fill and we do not have available positions post-Match.

Application deadline is December 1 - Early application is encouraged as interview spots are limited and fill quickly!

The application materials we require are as follows:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation – one from the department chair on internal medicine or a department representative from your third year clerkship.
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcripts for Step 1 (with Step 2 results available before ranking deadline)

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must be graduates of:

  • U.S. or Canadian medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Osteopathic medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Applicants must be eligible to be licensed in the State of Oregon

International Graduates

  • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are training
  • International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certification prior to appointment.
  • Demonstrable inpatient experience and credible letters of recommendation from an ACGME accredited teaching hospital. Observerships and research do not meet this requirement.
  • Applicants must speak and write fluent English. Other language skills are an asset.
  • Graduation from medical school ideally within the past 2 years.
  • Providence considers J1 Visa or permanent residency only.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting ALL interviews virtually. We are working hard to design an interview day that will best capture the personal feel of our program so you can discover the best fit learning environment for yourself. We will update the website once the schedule of the interview day is confirmed.
  • Interviews begin early November and extend through mid-January.
  • Invitations are extended after thorough review of each application.
  • We use a 3rd party software to manage our interview scheduling.

Interview Day
To be determined

Resident Contract

(The current, approved version of the contract is subject to periodic revision to reflect changes in compensation, hospital policies and procedures, accreditation requirements or regulatory requirements)


After matching, applicants must:

  • Undergo a criminal background check pre-employment drug screening
  • Submit to a health screening and provide necessary immunization documentation
  • Submit proof of successful medical school graduation
  • Meet requirements to obtain a State of Oregon training license
  • Provide updated USMLE/COMLEX results
  • Sign the Graduate Medical Education Training Agreement
  • Attend orientation