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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of recommendation letters does your program prefer?

It is recommended that you obtain letters from individuals who know you well. A letter specifically related to obstetrics and gynecology experience is desirable, but not required. If you have completed a clinical rotation at Mayo, you are encouraged to obtain a letter from an attending faculty member.

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Are United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 3 exam scores required at the time of application?


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Does Mayo require DOs to provide United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores?

No. USMLE scores for DOs are accepted, but not required.

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What is the cutoff date for medical school graduation?

It is recommended that applicants have graduated from medical school within the past 10 years.

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What is the number of attempts for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examinations?

Mayo encourages applicants who have passed the USMLE examination on their first attempt.

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What types of visas are sponsored?

Mayo sponsors J-1 visas. In rare, exceptional instances, we will sponsor an H-1B visa.

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Do you have international medical graduates in your program?

Yes. At any one time, there are one to three international medical graduates in our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. International medical graduate applicants must have at least three months of U.S. clinical experience to be considered.

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Does this program have any special requirements?

Yes. The program requires one year of direct patient care and experience, either in medical school or as a postgraduate experience.

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What is the timing of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification?

Your ECFMG certification should be obtained by Dec. 31 of the year in which you apply for this residency.

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • ART248914