How to Apply

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   www.aamc.org/eras. 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 > 200 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 > 200 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

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.

Contact Information:

Marlene Woodard 
Program Coordinator
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
L3211 Women's Hospital, SPC 5276
1500 East Medical Center Drive 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-936-9434
Fax: 734-936-5948
E-mail: wmarlene@med.umich.edu