Application Procedure

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applicants are expected to have passed Step One and Step Two (CK + CS) of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

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All applicants must be within 4 years of graduation from Medical School or direct patient care activity (either as an independent practitioner or as a trainee).

The following are required:

  1. Transmit a completed ERAS application to the VCU School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology no later than December 19. If you have questions regarding the completion or transmission of this material, contact your Student Affairs office at your medical school for assistance.
  2. Transmit official letter from the Dean of your medical school along with and official copy of your transcripts.
  3. Transmit a letter of recommendation from the Chairman of your institution's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  4. Transmit a minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty (which can include the Chairman’s Letter mentioned in #3), who have worked closely with you in medical school, preferably from senior faculty. Additional letters of recommendation will also be reviewed but are not required. A total of three letters of recommendation are required.
International Applicants

VCU requirements for International Medical Graduations include:

  • Must have documentation of a minimum of three months of direct patient care activity in the US or Canada within the last four years
  • Only J1 Visas are accepted for medical residency positions at the VCU Health System

Interview Information

Interviews are by invitation only following receipt and review of all required application materials including USMLE scores. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducts interviews from October to early January. Since the number of interviews will be limited you are advised to complete the application process as early as possible.

For additional information regarding our residency program, contact:

Donna Barrett
Residency Program Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Box 980034
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 828-8614
Fax: (804) 827-1229
Email: donna.barrett@vcuhealth.org