How to Apply

Our program accepts applications for residency through the ERAS service (Electronic Residency Application Service). In order to be considered for an interview, you must have a completed application, electronically submitted by November 1st.

  • Complete applications must include:
  • ERAS Application Form
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Board Scores
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean's Letter
  • Three Faculty Letters of Recommendation, one of which should be from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

In addition to properly submitting a completed application through the ERAS service, all candidates must be deemed eligible for residency at our institution, as defined by our Office of Graduate Medical Education. For more details about specific eligibility requirements, please go to: GME Criteria for Appointment/Eligibility and Selection of Candidates

If you are not a United States Citizen or equivalent, you must possess a J-1 Visa in order to be considered for residency. Our institution does not sponsor any visas, and only accepts the J-1 status. Applicants who are not US citizens or equivalent, and don't have a J-1 visa listed on the application, will not be considered for an interview, or subsequent residency.

If you are a Foreign Medical Graduate, you can only be considered for a residency position if you are certified by the ECFMG. We may elect to offer an interview to a candidate who’s certification is currently pending, but the potential for being included in our rank list may be dependent upon your ability to provide a valid ECFMG certificate, prior to our rank list being submitted.

The Resident Selection Committee will only consider candidates for interview that:

  • Meet the minimum criteria for eligibility and selection as defined by the WVU Office of Graduate Medical Education
  • Have submitted a completed application through the ERAS system by November 1st.
  • Are either a US citizen or equivalent or possess a J-1 Visa

At the present time we do not have set minimum criteria for application with regard to minimum board scores, year of graduation and board failures. However, board scores and attempts are weighed heavily as part of the process for determining which candidates will be offered interviews. As a general rule of thumb, candidates with one or more board failures are usually not considered for an interview. Personal interviews will be offered to selected candidates after applications are reviewed. Interviews are generally conducted from November through January of each year.


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Timothy Williams
West Virginia University
Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Manager, Office of Graduate Medical Education