How to Apply

The University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology accepts applications only from ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges). You can contact the Dean's office at the U-M Medical School or your medical school for more information about ERAS, or visit Residency Application Requirements (all transmitted by ERAS):

  1. Completed ERAS Application
  2. Three letters of recommendation (not including the Dean's letter). One of the three letters should be from the chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology of your medical school.
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Medical School Transcript
  5. USMLE score > 220 is suggested and number of attempts (1)​

International Medical Graduates

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions by graduates of international medical schools for applying to the residency program at the University of Michigan:

  1. USMLE score > 220 is suggested and number of attempts (1)
  2. U.S. clinical experience is not a requirement
  3. Our deadline for application consideration is November 1. However, interested students are strongly encouraged to have their application complete by October 1.
  4. ECFMG certification at time of application is required (by November 1st). Please review the ECFMG requirements
  5. We sponsor only J-1 visas.
  6. We do not offer pre-match
  7. We accept applications only through ERAS
  8. Applicant must have graduated from medical school within 2 years

International medical graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for application materials and eligibility requirements. Please write to:

ECFMG-ERAS Program P.O. Box 13467 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467 USA
Or visit the ECFMG-ERAS Program Information Web site.

2019 Match and Application Review

We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2019 with the deadline for applications being October 1, 2019.  We will release interview invitations on October 8 and October 15 for initial release of interview offers, followed by rolling offers and will allow 72 hours after an interview invitation for applicants to respond.

Applicants will be notified of their status (eg, invited for interview; wait-listed; or rejected) no later than November 22, 2019. 

  • MyERAS common application
  • Personal Statement
  • CV (generated through ERAS)
  • USMLE Step 1
  • Medical School transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from an Ob/Gyn
  • Ob/Gyn Chair letter of recommendation

NOTE - When listing publications, please make sure to include the PMID number.

Important Dates:

September 15 - October 1
Application review

October 1
Application deadline with process closed

October 8 and 15
Initial release of interview offers

November 1
Status notification

Marlene Woodword

Marlene Woodard, C-TAGME

Program Administrator
L3211 Women's Hospital, SPC 5276
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109