The University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program exclusively accepts applications through ERAS, the Electronic Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Deadline for applications: Monday, September 30, 2013
International Medical Graduates
The UW ObGyn Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - ECFMG – www.ecfmg.org. (The J-1, or Exchange Visitor visa, is intended for educational purposes and allows residents to participate in temporary educational exchange programs. It stipulates that a holder of the visa will return to his/her home country following completion of the program. The UW GME office supports and administers J-1 visa applications with sponsorship by the ECFMG for residents and fellows). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents in its clinical training programs unless the resident is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME office and the UW Provost's office. There is no US clinical experience requirement, and no requirements as far as date-of-graduation.
Residency Application Book
Prospective residents are encouraged to review the Residency Application Book for a more thorough explanation of our sites, faculty, and curriculum.
Residency Position Agreement (RPA)
All prospective residents must provide written confirmation that they were informed of the University of Washington Graduate Medical Education Residency Position Appointment and Policy, which outlines the terms of agreement during their residency training at the UW.
Applicant interviews are conducted on the last two Mondays in October (Oct 21 & 28); most Mondays in November (Nov 4, 18, & 25); and one Monday in mid-December (Dec 9). The interviewing committee consists of the department chairman; the residency program director; the residency program assistant director; faculty representatives from the various divisions; ObGyn family- and patient-centered care representatives; and a team of two residents.
Sonya Fukeda - Residency Program Administrator