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Applying to the Obstetrics Gynecology Residency

Application Process

The UMMS-Baystate Ob/Gyn Residency Program participates in the ERAS Program for the residency application process. For information about applying to our Ob-Gyn residency, visit the ERAS website.

  • We follow guidelines on the application and interview processes set forth by The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. For more information please visit the APGO website.
  • The deadline for the receipt of the ERAS application is October 1.
  • Applications received by fax, mail or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Qualified applicants are identified based on academic performance, passing USMLE/COMLEX I & II scores, and letters of recommendation.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Common ERAS Application Form
  • USMLE or COMLEX Step I and II Scores, passing on the first attempt
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (it is strongly recommended that one be from a clerkship or Sub-I director).
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  • All residency candidates must fulfill Baystate Resident Appointment Requirements

Baystate Medical Center accepts only J1 Clinical Visas, and we require one full year of hands-on clinical experience in the U.S. for international applicants.


We review ERAS applications daily. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an interview invitation via Interview Broker.

Interviews begin in late October and continue through the middle of December.

  • You will be interviewed by a combination of Program Director/Associate Program Director, faculty members, current residents, and midwives. The day consists of 6 behavioral interviews.
  • Your interview day will include lunch with current residents and a tour of hospital facilities.
  • The evening before your interview, you’ll be invited to join some of our residents for a dinner hosted by one of our current residents at their home. This will give you the opportunity to learn about our residency program and life in western Mass in a relaxed, informal setting.