Obstetrics and Gynecology

IMG Friendly OB/GYN Residency Programs List

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How many years is obstetrics and gynecology residency?

OB/GYN residency is a 4 years program.

What are the average scores for AMGs and IMGs who matched in Obstetrics and Gynecology?

The average scores for AMGs who matched in OB/GYN in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 220 and 233 repectively.

For IMGs who matched in OB-GYN the average scores in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 218 and 223 respectively.

What are the match statistics for OB/GYN?

About 70% of positions offered in the match go to AMGs and about 30% of positions go to IMGs. About 94% of AMGs who apply do match and about 52% of IMGs who apply do successfuly match.

What should AMGs do to increase their chances to match in OB/GYN?

During your medical school rotations try to schedule your electives mainly in obstetrics and gynecology to get touch-base with the attendings so you will get LORs fom them later on. Attend as much deliveries and gynecologic surgeries you can. Also you need a book to impress the faculty you are interacting with and increase your knowledge at the same time. Most people who match will have the " Hacker & Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology ". During interviews, at most of them, you will be asked about OB/GYN books you have read, and having the answer ready, as above, will further push your ranking up in the NRMP match.

What should IMGs do to increase their chances in matching in OB/GYN?

1- Experience: Doing observerships and getting US LORs is an important part of your ERAS application where program directors will be looking for such information.

2- Knowledge: We strongly recommend that you have the same book as AMGs in your shelf, namely the " Hacker & Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology " as above. Applicants are also differentiated based on the knowledge and their interest in the domain they are applying to, so be ready.

3- Strategy: IMGs should apply to the same programs where we helped their peers to match in the previous years, these programs are found in many states as described in the below mentioned list. This is the full list of the IMG friendly Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs in the US with full match selection criteria and program requirements Obstetrics and Gynecology IMG Friendly Residency Programs List

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I matched already, what should I do to survive Obstetrics and Gynecology residency?

To survive OB/GYN residency you will need to get some books which are needed to build up your knowledge and other books to help you pass the inservice and board exams. These books are traditionally recommended by program directors and widely used by residents, you can find them here: Obstetrics and Gynecology Recommended Books