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Residency Program


Click here to access the 2019 - 2020 UCSF Residency Program Applicant Handbook


The University of California, San Francisco Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (UCSF OBGYN/RS) accepts applications through ERAS, the Electronic Application Service. The only documentation reviewed for consideration is that submitted through ERAS.


We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2019, with the deadline for applications being October 31, 2019. Invitations to interview will be extended on Tuesday, October 8. Applications received between October 1 and October 31 will be reviewed and considered for waitlist status only. We review applications when they contain at least the following

  • MyERAS common application
  • Personal statement
  • CV (generated through ERAS)
  • USMLE Step I
  • Medical school transcripts
  • 1 letter of recommendation, preferably from an ObGyn (3 letters total by November 1)

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


September 15 - October 1:

Application review. If you wish to have your application reviewed for consideration, the above mentioned application components must be received by start of business (9AM – PST), October 1.

October 8:

In alliance with the CREOG recommendations for the standardization of interview invitation dates, we will be extending our invitations to interview on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October 1 - November 1:

Applications received or completed during the month of October will be reviewed and considered for waitlist status only.

November 1:

Application process closed


We communicate with applicants through ERAS, therefore, do not wait until your application is complete before entering it into ERAS. Should we have important information to relay to applicants and you have only loaded your CV, you will receive that information, but if you are not in the system you will miss that update.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

INTERVIEW DAY BASICS: starts at 8AM, ends by 3:30 PM and there is an optional dinner with current residents the Monday evening prior to the interview day. The day starts at Mission Bay and ends at San Francisco General Hospital.

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Minimum USMLE Scores:

We have no minimum USMLE score requirements though more robust scores do strengthen an application.

Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) Applicants:

D.O. applicants are required to sumbit UMSLE scores in addition to COMLEX scores

International Medical Graduate requirements:

We have no additional policies regarding the selection of IMGs for our residency training program. Once minimum application requirements have been met, we consider every applicant's merits and weigh them accordingly.

Before you may apply to our clinical training program, however, it will be necessary for you to complete the following:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate

"Effective January 1, 2020, the Board will no longer issue Postgraduate Training Authorization Letters (PTAL) to international medical school graduates. As a result, international medical school graduates applying for the 2020 residency match will not require a PTAL and may apply for residency through the Electronic Residency Application Service."


The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will sponsor a J-1 visa for candidates. Please refer to their website. Our program can, on a limited basis, sponsors H1B visas.