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Applying for OB/GYN Residency

SSM Health/ Saint Louis University's OB/GYN residency program consists of 24 residents, six per year. Six positions will be filled for the 2024-25 academic year. All applicants need to apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through ERAS only. Emailed or faxed applications will not be reviewed.

The deadline for submission of your ERAS application to be considered for the 2024 Match is Oct. 1, 2023. Early applications are encouraged.

Application Requirements

Your application is considered complete when we have received your ERAS application, personal statement, photo, three letters of recommendation, medical school transcripts, MSPE (Dean's Letter), ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and documentation of national USMLE or COMLEX scores.

We accept both American and foreign medical graduates. There are no minimum scores and clinical experience is not required. We look at the entire application as a whole and invite the best 100 or so candidates out of the 600 or so applications that we receive. While scores are important, so are your transcripts, recommendation letters, personal statement, etc. We will sponsor J-1 visas, but not H-1B visas.


All interviews will be virtual and the dates are November 3, November 10, December 1, December 8 and December 15, 2023 (all Friday mornings).

We will send our first wave of invitations on October 24, 2023. We will wait 48 hours for applicants to respond to an invite before inviting someone else. 

Interview Communication

SSM Health/ Saint Louis University OB/GYN follows the NRMP's Code of Conduct and the recent recommendations from CREOG, APGO, and the Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One project workgroup regarding interview communication. We understand it is not always clear how applicants should proceed before and after interviews, so we have provided the information below to help during this process. 

Pre-interview communication - Use your signal to indicate interest. Please do not have your school contact us directly. 

Post-Interview communication - To limit bias and confusion, we ask you to refrain from post-interview communication unless you have a specific question after the interview day. We are trying to avoid misleading statements and want all our candidates to know if we interview you, you are a suitable candidate for our program. Our post-interview silence in no way indicates that we are not interested in you as an applicant. 

Thank you Cards/Notes - Please note they are not required/expected and they do not play a part in our rank list selection. 

2nd-look visits - We are not offering second-look visits/in-person visits to ensure equity amongst all the applicants. 

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For further information about our program, please review the applicant handbook (PDF).

If you have additional questions, contact Lori Gallini Hartig, program manager and education specialist, at