Application Information

Application Deadline November 1, 2020
Number of Positions 6
Interview Dates TBA
Program Start Date July 1, 2021
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Yes

New Specialty-Wide Standards for Ob/Gyn Residency Application and Interview

To address growing challenges in the residency application and interview processes, the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) proposed new specialty-wide standards for Ob/Gyn residency programs. Our primary goal remains to provide the best opportunity for both students and programs to have a fair and equitable application process in the upcoming year.  With the recent announcement by the AAMC on the ERAS timeline that residency programs will gain access to applications and MSPE letters on October 21, 2020, APGO and CREOG have proposed the following revised timeline for the 2021 application cycle. 

Our residency program has embraced these recommendations and will adhere to the following standards:

  1. Our final application deadline will be November 1, 2020
  2. We will follow a common release of interview dates on November 10 and November 17
  3. We have always limited interview invitations to the number of interview slots available within our program
  4. Applicants will have a minimum of 48 hours to accept interview offers
  5. Interviews will not begin prior to November 17, 2020 - we will release our 2020 interview dates shortly
  6. Applicants will be informed of their final status by December 23, 2020 (invited for interview; wait-listed; or rejected)

Application

We will be accepting applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through November 1, 2020.

All applications MUST be complete for an applicant to be considered for our program. This includes all of the following:

  • A completed AAMC-NRMP application for residency
  • An official copy of your USMLE scores
  • An official medical school transcript
  • AT LEAST three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your performance
  • Dean’s Letter

Please note that we do not accept hard copies of applications.

Interview

A carefully selected pool of applicants will be offered interviews on campus. Interview invitations dates and interview dates will be announced soon.

Sample Interview Day

7:00 AM Coat Check/Materials Distribution; Breakfast
7:15 AM Meet the Program Directors
7:30 AM Morbidity & Mortality Conference/Grand Rounds
9:00 AM Program Introduction
Resident Slide Show
10:00 AM Faculty Interview #1
10:30 AM Faculty Interview #2
11:00 AM Resident Interview
11:20 AM Program Director Interview
12:00 PM Lunch at Faculty Club
1:00 PM Hospital Tours
2:00 PM Departure

Timeline

August
  • MyERAS website opens to residency applicants to begin working on their applications.
  • Residency applicants may begin selecting and applying to programs.
September
  • Medical schools, ECFMG, NBME and NBOME begin transmitting residency-supporting documents.
November
  • Application deadline November 1
March
  • NRMP match results are made available.
June
  • Residents report for orientation

Contact

Sabrina Xhaferaj
Program Administrator, Education
sd2817@columbia.edu
212-305-2376