Residency Program Application Process
We are excited that you are embarking on a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology and look forward to reviewing your application to our program.
We have an excellent program, compassionate residents who enjoy working hard and dedicated faculty who love to teach. Our program is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and is busy with routine and high-risk obstetrical and gynecological patients.
Please find below information about the application process. If you have any other questions, please contact our program coordinators.
Jenny Duret-Uzodinma, MD
Residency Program Director
Residency Program Coordinator
Residency/Fellowship Program Coordinator II
The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
- Have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
- Have successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
- H1B visas are not sponsored by this institution for Graduate Medical Education.
Applicants who graduated prior to the current year and who are not ECFMG certified at the time their application is submitted will not be considered for an interview. Applicants currently enrolled in medical school must be certified immediately after graduation. The program does not accept delayed start dates for residency training. Multiple attempts at passing USMLE will reduce the applicants’ chance of being offered an interview. Prior clinical experience is not required. Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must apply for an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa or have an INS issued employment authorization. H1B visas are not sponsored by this institution for Graduate Medical Education. More detailed information on the visa requirements and application procedures may be obtained from the Office of International Affairs at 713-500-3176.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation, and integrity. We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are only accepted through ERAS. We also participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
We accept twelve candidates annually and interview applicants on three or four Tuesdays in November and December. An interview is required for full consideration of your application. The deadline for application submission with supporting documents (with the exception of the Dean’s letter) is November 1st. (U.S. graduates’ Dean’s letters are not available until November 1st.) Applicants will be notified by email if they are selected for an interview.
International Medical School Graduates
The Texas Medical Board and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require that certain documents be reviewed and be present in your file should you be accepted into a residency/fellowship position. International Medical School Graduates (IMG’s) who are candidates for UTMSH residency and fellowship positions must present certified and notarized 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch photocopies.
In order to be processed for a residency or clinical fellowship position, these requirements must be met before a program can rank you for the Match. You will be required to bring such documents the day of your interview for review. Failure to provide these documents may cause a delay in your residency/fellowship start date. The GME Office will not accept documents that are mailed directly from the IMG to the GME Office.
Please reference the list below of required items to bring with you on your appointed interview date.
- Chairman’s letter of recommendation
- 3 additional letters of recommendation