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Application Information

Thank you for your interest in our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program.  Please review our application process and check our application FAQs.

Application process

Allegheny Health Network participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and processes applications via Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).  Applications are reviewed after all materials have been received.

The application to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program includes the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step 1 results are required for consideration
  • USMLE Step 2 results and COMLEX scores should be submitted if taken
  • If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school, your application must also meet the following requirements:
    • J-1 visa eligibility - if needed for employment
    • ECFMG certified prior to any interview

Interview process

Our program follows the Recommended Standards for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Application and Interview Processes set by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG).

Interview dates:

     Friday, October 29, 2021

     Friday, November 12, 2021

     Friday, December 10, 2021

     Friday, January 14, 2022

Interviews begin at 8:00 AM and are expected to conclude no later than 1:00 PM

Application frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  1. Do you offer pre-match positions? We do not offer any pre-match positions.
  2. Do you have minimum USMLE score requirements? No.  We perform holistic review of applications.
  3. Do I have to take Step 2 before my interview?  Step 1 scores are required prior to invitation for an interview. Although we do not require a Step 2 score for an interview, we strongly recommend that you provide a Step 2 score prior to the rank list deadline.
  4. What is your application deadline? We follow the Recommended Standards for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Application and Interview Processes set by APGO and CREOG.
  5. Is your program “DO friendly”? We encourage DO students to apply to our program. Several of our residents and faculty have completed their medical school training at an osteopathic medical school.
  6. If I have taken COMLEX Level 1, do I also need to take USMLE Step 1? A USMLE exam score is strongly encouraged but not required.
  7. Is your program “IMG friendly”? International medical graduates are encouraged to apply to our training program. We assess each individual based on his or her own merits, with no specific policy that excludes foreign medical graduates. ECFMG certification is required for all international medical graduates.
  8. What type of visas do you sponsor? Our institution sponsors J-1 Visas only. 

Visiting students

We encourage visiting sub-interns on our Labor and Delivery and Gynecologic Oncology services.  Due to limited availability, we have a competitive application process and make acceptance decisions on a rolling basis beginning March 1.  Students may apply through VSAS and visit Student Affairs for more information.  USMLE score report, medical school transcript, current CV, cover letter outlining reasons for applying, and a letter of recommendation are required for application.

Allegheny Health Network is proud to offer unique opportunities for underrepresented minority medical students to ensure the diversity of future generations of health care leaders.  To read more about the clerkship, please visit the Dr. George J. Magovern, Sr. Underrepresented Minority (URiM) Clerkship website, or submit a VSLO to initiate the application process.

Contact information

Betsy Sedney, Administrative Director                                                                                           

Phone: (412) 578-5587                                                                                              

Thank you for your interest in our residency program.  Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide status updates.  We adhere to the APGO and CREOG standards listed above and will notify you regarding the status of your application via email.