Application Process

We accept applications through ERAS, the Electronic Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

2019-20 Match

Deadline for applications:  Monday, September 30, 2019

Interviews are offered as completed files are reviewed. Therefore, early submission and completion of your application is key. No application will be considered after October 1, although interview slots may be filled prior to this date.

Your ERAS file will be reviewed only after all of the following documents have been received:

  1. MyERAS common application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. CV (generated through ERAS)
  4. USMLE scores
  5. Medical school transcripts
  6. At least 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from OBGYN. While we do not REQUIRE a Chairman's letter, if you have solicited one, we would recommend that you upload it to ERAS. At least 3 letters by the Oct. 1 deadline. 

Applicants who are competitive to receive an interview at this program have:

  • A score above 230 on USMLE Step 1 (passed on the first sitting)
  • 3 or more clinical honors including Honors in the OB/Gyn rotation, demonstrating excellence in clinical medicine.
  • Demonstrated perserverance and passion for achieving long term goals including in service, teaching, and research.

International Medical Graduates

The UW ObGyn Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program.

Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - ECFMG (the J-1, or Exchange Visitor visa, is intended for educational purposes and allows residents to participate in temporary educational exchange programs. It stipulates that a holder of the visa will return to his/her home country following completion of the program. The UW GME office supports and administers J-1 visa applications with sponsorship by the ECFMG for residents and fellows).

The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents in its clinical training programs unless the resident is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. 

Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME office and the UW Provost's office. There is no US clinical experience requirement, and no requirements as far as date-of-graduation.

Residency Application Book

Prospective residents are encouraged to review the Residency Application Book for a more thorough explanation of our sites, faculty, and curriculum.

Residency Position Agreement (RPA)

All prospective residents must provide written confirmation that they were informed of the University of Washington Graduate Medical Education Residency Position Appointment and Policy, which outlines the terms of agreement during their residency training at the UW.


Applicant interviews are conducted on select Mondays in October, November and December. The interviewing committee consists of the department chairman; the residency program director; the residency program assistant director; faculty representatives from the various divisions; ObGyn family- and patient-centered care representatives; and a team of residents.