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Department of

Obstetrics and Gynecology

How to Apply

The Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program offers seven categorical positions each year. We do not offer preliminary or part time positions. The residency program participates in the National Ranking Matching Program (NRMP)

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). We do not offer positions outside the match nor through any other mechanism than ERAS. To obtain further information on our program, please visit the AAMC FREIDA Website.

2020 Interviews

All interviews are on Fridays beginning at 7:30 am and will end approximately at 2:00 pm.  Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted virtually. 

  • INTERVIEW DATES:November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, December 4, 2020 and December 11, 2020.  More dates to be determined.


The prerequisites for the University of Cincinnati Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program:

  • All Applications must be received by October 31, 2020 in order to be considered for interview.
  • All Applicants must have three (3) letters of recommendation
  • All Applicants must have graduated medical school within in the past 5 years of when the next academic year starts.  (i.e. for Match 2021 - Graduation date 2016 in order to start 2021)

USMLE Requirements:

  • To be competitive, a score of 235 and above on both the USMLE Step I and Step II CK.
  • USMLE Step II CS must be passed prior to Match.
  • Results of the USMLE Step II CK must be received by Feb. 15, 2020, for the application to be considered for the rank list.

For our Osteopathic Applicants and the COMLEX/USMLE

  • USMLE is preferred as it can be difficult to compare COMLEX and USMLE scores.
  • You are NOT required to take USMLE.
  • For those only taking the COMLEX, to be competitive a score of 625 and above for both Level 1 and Level 2.

For International Medical Graduates:

  • The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati only sponsors J1 visas.
  • No previous US experience is required.
  • ECFMG certification is not required at the time of application, but is required by the match.
  • Must have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years.
  • Please note: We do not offer extended observerships. We do however offer the option for a second look visit, which would consist of a one day clinical observation, allowing you the ability to experience our program first hand, including faculty, resident interactions and facility exposure. If you wish to do an extended experience, you must follow the College of Medicine's Visiting Student Procedures. This applies to all individuals, even if you are a practicing physician in your home country.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Michael Boland
Residency Program Manager
UC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
231 Albert Sabin Way, MSB-4408
Mail Location 0526
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526


More Information

For more information on the residency training program, please contact:

Michael Boland
Residency Program Administrator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
231 Albert Sabin Way, MSB-4408
Mail Location 0526
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526

Phone: 513-558-7651