Obstetrics & Gynecology
An obstetrician/gynecologist focuses on the health of women before, during and after childbearing years, diagnosing and treating conditions of the reproductive system and associated disorders.
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- USMLE Step 1 score: 226
- USMLE Step 2 CK score: 243
- Research: 3.2
- Abstracts/Presentations/etc: 3.4
- Work: 4.7
- Volunteer: 7.0
- USMLE Step 1 score: 236
- USMLE Step 2 CK score: 243
- Research: 3.7
- Abstracts/Presentations/etc: 10.8
- Work: 5.7
- Volunteer: 6.3
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
The Top 5 Most Important Obstetrics & Gynecology Application Factors
- USMLE Step 1 score (84.3%)
- MSPE (84/3%)
- Grades in required clerkships (79.8%)
- USMLE Step 2 CK score (78.7%)
- Grades in clerkship in preferred specialty (76.4%)
- NRMP flag for match violation (4.6)
- Professionalism and ethics (4.6)
- Having overcome significant obstacles (4.3)
- Perceived commitment to specialty (4.3)
- Leadership qualities (4.3)
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|Key Organizations and Societies:
||American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Society for Womens Health Research
- If possible, join the organizations Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
- Has both surgical and patient care aspects
Number of Programs/Positions
Post-Match SOAP Unfilled Positions
- Critical Care Medicine
- Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
- Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Complex Family Planning
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- OBGYN will again be adopting Standards to the OBGYN application and Interview Process which include application deadlines, common interview release dates, and virtual interviews for applicants. You may view the participating programs here. The list will be finalized by Aug 31.
- OBGYN will be participating in Program Signaling through the Supplemental ERAS Application. OBGYN will not be requiring, nor reviewing any of the supplemental information, except for the program signals. In addition, some OBGYN residency programs will be requiring Altus Assessments (no fee to applicants). Therefore, it is recommended that all OBGYN applicants register for and participate in Altus Assessments for this cycle, as the results take time to process and deliver to your programs. One Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) should be included in applicants’ ERAS packages and will replace one of the ERAS letters of recommendation (LoR) or the Chair’s letter.
- The Alignment Check Index (ACI) will be available on the AMA FREIDA website in July 2022 for applicants and advisors to help explore applicant alignment with residency programs. The ACI tool is intended to complement personal advising and other current tools available to applicants.
- Information on the above and other resources are available on the APGO’s Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One: Applicant Resources webpage.
- Please download the RRR App for the most updated information on the OBGYN residency and interview process.