Suggestions from the Clerkship Director
If you are interested in the UW Ob/Gyn residency program, I encourage an early 4th year elective within our department. If however, you know that you don't want to or cannot for any reason match at the university, I encourage 4th year electives at away hospitals. This gives you the opportunity to evaluate the site, faculty, and residents while giving them a chance to get to know you.
I also encourage you to meet with your faculty mentor or with me, prior to deciding on electives. The end of your 3rd year is an excellent time to review your credentials to date and for us to make reasonable recommendations regarding your residency options.