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Application Process

Why should you join our residency program?

To find the answer, you need to ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Am I interested in a community-based obstetrics and gynecology residency program?
  2. Am I interested in developing leadership skills and developing relationships through working as a team with certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners?
  3. Do I want to develop excellent surgical skills and participate in performing surgery with leading-edge technology?

Rochester General Hospital offers all of this and more. Our program places great emphasis on practicing evidence-based medicine and our goal is to help you develop a habit of life-long learning, which is necessary for a successful career.

Our program invites applications from individuals with the following qualifications:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee in Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Applicant must participate in the National Residency Matching Process (NRMP)
  • Application must be complete and available to the OB/GYN Department by the deadline. Deadline to submit a completed application is Monday, November 4th
  • The application must contain:
    • ERAS common application form
    • NRMP number
    • USMLE/NBOME Transcript
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (preferably from an American health care experience)
    • Dean's Letter
    • Personal Statement
    • Photographs

* Please see ERAS Web site for application deadline.

The following are criteria for interviewin graduates of non-LCME approved medical schools:

  • USMLE scores are an important consideration; applicants with scores of at least 200 will be given preference.  USMLE Step 1 must be passed on the first attempt by all applicants, while Step 2 must be passed before beginning internship. Step 3 is not required.
  • US experience is not a requirement but strong preference will be given to candidates to have completed some US clinical training prior to beginning our program.
  • There is no cut-off number for the maximum number of years since graduation from medical school, but applicants who have received postgraduate training or have been clinically active since medical school graduation will be given preference.

* The hospital sponsors J1 and H1b visas.