Selection Criteria & Process
Clinical fourth-year medical student clerkships are available in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Research, and Family Planning.
Students interested in the residency are encouraged to take a fourth-year elective; however, this is not mandatory to obtain an interview or to be selected in the program. The elective experience is particularly valuable to those individuals who want to have hands-on experience and direct faculty contact at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center prior to making a final decision for their residency training.
The program does accept applications from international medical graduates who have successfully completed one year of training in an accredited program in the United States. Additionally, the individual should have successfully completed USMLE Step One and Step Two. Visas are not sponsored.
Program diversity is important, and resident involvement in the interview and selection process is crucial. Once the applications are reviewed, invitations for interviews are extended. There is an optional informal social function to meet the residents at a nearby restaurant the Thursday evening prior to the Friday interview day. On Friday there will be at least two to three detailed faculty interviews. The PGY-3 house staff are primarily involved, as it will give the candidate the opportunity to visit with the upcoming chief residents. The entire format is cordial, relaxed and takes about five to six hours. Interviews occur on Fridays from early November through mid January.
Following the completion of all the interviews, the residents and faculty together propose the ranking order to be submitted to the NRMP. Banner Health is an equal opportunity employer. Specific questions regarding applications may be directed to the residency coordinator, Janet Anderson.
Since we are participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), all application material must be processed through ERAS.
To be considered for an interview please have the ERAS application and all required recommendation letters (3), exclusive of the Dean's letter, on file by October 15, 2012. It is suggested at least one letter originate from an OB/GYN faculty member in your institution.