Frequently Asked Questions
The following common questions will provide a more accurate picture of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Admissions criteria at Mayo:Back to top
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/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.Back to top
Are USMLE step 3 exam scores required at the time of application?
No.Back to top
Does Mayo require DOs to provide USMLE scores?
No. USMLE scores for DOs are accepted, but not required.Back to top
What is the cutoff date for medical school graduation?
It is recommended that applicants have graduated from medical school within the past 10 years.Back to top
What is the number of attempts for USMLE examinations?
Mayo encourages applicants who have passed the USMLE examination on their first attempt.Back to top
What type of Visas are sponsored?
Mayo sponsors J1 Visas. In rare, exceptional instances, we will sponsor an H-1B Visa.Back to top
Do you have international medical graduates in your program?
Yes. At any one time, there are 1 to 3 international medical graduates in our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program. IMG applicants must have at least three months of U.S. clinical experience to be considered.Back to top
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.Back to top
What is the timing of ECFMG certification?
Your ECFMG certification should be obtained by December 31 of the year in which you apply for this residency.Back to top
What is the five-year program?
The five-year program is essentially the same as the four-year program, but adds a year of research. The resident in this track has the opportunity to pursue a Master's in Clinical and Translational Research at Mayo Clinic during their residency.
OB-GYN five-year program overviewBack to top
How do I apply for the five-year program?
Submit your application for the four-year program in ERAS; then rank OB-GYN research program in NRMP.Back to top