Interviewing Information

We are very excited that you are interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The University of Washington Department of OB/GYN wishes to extend courtesy to all UW medical students and offer the opportunity to interview for a UW OB/GYN residency position. We strongly encourage you to meet with your OB/GYN faculty mentor, Dr. Thomas Benedetti or Dr. Vicki Mendiratta to assess your application, interview strategy, and long term goals.

The two courtesy interview dates for UW students are October 22, 2014 and November 19, 2014. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your interview.  

If you cannot interview on one of those days, you must enter the formal application process through ERAS. Once we receive all completed packets for all students applying to our residency, we will offer interview opportunities on a competitive basis.

Although the University of Washington Department of OB/GYN will continue to evaluate applications as they are submitted, in a "rolling fashion", please try to submit your application through ERAS on opening day.

For 4th year Visiting Medical Students who come for an "away" elective rotation in our department, you will need to go through the formal application process through ERAS and will be considered for an interview during the regular interview season, again, on a competitive basis.

As interview season approaches, we are pleased to offer an informal session on "Interviewing Pearls" every Fall. This is scheduled for September 17, 2014 from 6-7:30pm in BB667H - Please RSVP to Whitney Hiatt. This will be led by faculty and residents. Click here to view the video for the 2010 session. Click here to read tips from Dr. Mendiratta on the interview process.

The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) developed a useful guide for students interested in a career in the field. Comprehensive Women's Health Care: A Career in Obstetrics and Gynecology may be downloaded from APGO's website.