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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.

Competitiveness HIGH
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IMG Profile

Average Stats for a Matched US IMG in 2022:

  • 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

Average Stats for a Matched Non-US IMG in 2022:

  • 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
Specialty Factors

In March 2022, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conducted its survey of directors of programs participating in the Main Residency Match ® with the primary purpose of characterizing the factors that Program Directors use to (1) select applicants to interview, and (2) rank applicants for the Main Residency Match. See results of the Program Director Survey for Obstetrics & Gynecology below:

The Top 5 Most Important Obstetrics & Gynecology Application Factors

Percentage of Programs Citing Each Factor

  1. USMLE Step 1 score (84.3%)
  2. MSPE (84/3%)
  3. Grades in required clerkships (79.8%)
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK score (78.7%)
  5. Grades in clerkship in preferred specialty (76.4%)

Average Importance Rating for Each Factor (scale of 1 to 5)

  1. NRMP flag for match violation (4.6)
  2. Professionalism and ethics (4.6)
  3. Having overcome significant obstacles (4.3)
  4. Perceived commitment to specialty (4.3)
  5. Leadership qualities (4.3)

Fast Facts

Total Training 4 years
Average Residency Salary $57,813.50
Average Physician Salary $336,0000
Average Work Week 58 Hours
Peak Interview Months November, January
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

Match Statistics

Main Residency Match and Post-Match Stats


IMGs Matched

303 /

Number of Programs/Positions


Post-Match SOAP Unfilled Positions

Main Residency Match


Post-Match SOAP

Program Track Categorical Preliminary
Participating Programs 3 7
Filled Programs 3 7
Positions Available 4 10
Filled Positions 4 10


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Complex Family Planning
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Additional Info

  • 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.