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About Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
The Obstetrics/Gynecology Fellowship Match includes the following subspecialties:
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite Obstetrical and Gynecological
training in an accredited ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education) program in the U.S. or a similar program in Canada accredited
by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CANNOT
be candidates for the examinations of the American Board of Obstetrics
and Gynecology leading to certification in this fellowship.
The following sponsoring organizations for Obstetrics/Gynecology have requested the NRMP conduct a Match:
Before registering, please review the SMS Match Participation Agreement. By registering with the Match and submitting a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide by the outcome of the Match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that neither must ask the other to make a commitment, either verbal or written, before the submission of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how one will be ranked. The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected on the certified ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
The Application Process
Candidates must apply to the programs of their choice using the method accepted by the program. Gynecologic Oncology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialties participating in the OB/GYN Fellowship Match for the 2014 appointment year will participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties. Reproductive Endocrinology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery will not participate in ERAS. A few programs may use their own application for residency. Do not send any program applications for residency to the NRMP.
Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.