Resources for Prospective Residents

Application Process

Only electronic applications received from the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are accepted. Interviews are by invitation only. Deadline for application is October 1, 2019.

A passing grade on the United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step 1 is required as part of the application. The application must be completed by October 1. The following will be needed in order for your file to be complete:

  • An ERAS Common Application Form
  • Completed National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) application with NRMP number
  • A copy of Step 1, and when available, Step 2 USMLE scores
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate (international medical graduates only)
  • A copy of medical school transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A head and shoulders photograph if not included in ERAS

It is your responsibility to follow-up to ensure your file is complete. ERAS should verify that your application has been received and when it is complete.


The program selects about 90 candidates for interview. Selection criteria include Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter), successful performance on USMLE exams including the CSA, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. Research, volunteerism and work experience are also considered.

Two groups of applicants are interviewed each day and share a luncheon with the residents. Applicants who interview are highly encouraged to attend a social event with the residents, which will be held the evening prior to interview day. 

Interviews are by invitation only and will be held on:

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

We will begin to send out invitations on Tuesday, October 8th in compliance with CREOG and APGO guidelines. Invited applicants are required to respond within 5 days.

For further questions, please contact the Residency Program Coordinator: Andrea Henault at [email protected].

Eligibility for Appointment

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible to apply to Women & Infants Hospital residency program in obstetrics and gynecology:

1) Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison committee on Medical Education (LCME),

2) Graduates of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),

3) Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

a.) Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates or

b.) Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction

4) Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Residents that do not meet the above criteria are non-eligible for enrollment in ACGME approved graduate medical education programs at Women & Infants Hospital.

International Medical Graduates

International medical school graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate and be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or obtain a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. Please refer to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates web site for certification details:

An H-1B1 will be considered if the applicant holds an H-1B1 visa through another institution, or is a graduate of a U.S. medical school. U.S. clinical experience is preferred. Women and Infants Hospital does not offer observerships. International medical graduates must provide certified copies of their medical school diploma, dean's letter, and medical school transcript with translations, if needed. Applicants must be recent graduates (within the last five years) and should also provide documentation of internships/residencies already served.

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