The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program selects the best qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, handicap, or age. The selection process focuses on information supplied in the application package and a personal interview. The deadline for applications is October 1.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology only accepts electronically submitted application packages through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application material may be obtained through the Dean's office at your medical school.
Residency Application Requirements
A complete application package (all transmitted through ERAS) should include the following items:
- ERAS application form
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Applicants from U.S. or Canadian medical schools must pass Step I of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to be ranked at our ranking meeting in early February. We may interview applicants who have not yet passed the exam, but we must have received documentation directly from USMLE by the time of our ranking meeting in order for the applicant to be ranked for the Match. Please contact the authorize release of your scores to ERAS.
- Three letters of recommendation (in addition to the MSPE). These letters should come from the OB-GYN chair and/or clerkship director, an OB-GYN full time faculty member, and a faculty member of your choice.
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- Scholastic accomplishments
- Curriculum vitae
- Recent photograph (optional)
A personal interview is also required for consideration of candidacy. See Interview Information.
International Medical Graduates
Applicants from International Medical Schools may apply for admission to our residency program with these submission requirements:
- We sponsor only J-1 visas.
- You must have passed both Steps I and II of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), including Part II CS and CK.
- You must be certified or eligible to be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
- As a rule, we accept only those applicants who have graduated from medical school within the past five years.
International medical graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for application materials and eligibility requirements. ECFMG may be contacted at:
P.O. Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467 U.S.A.
Candidates for internship are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for appointments beginning on June 16, 2014.
We will be using email to communicate with applicants, so we ask that you check your email frequently.
Questions should be directed to:
Melanie Page, Residency Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center
Strong Memorial Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Education Program
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-3733