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Application Process


Four positions are offered each year at the first year postgraduate year (PGY-1) level on a competitive basis.

How to Apply

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education does not directly accept or process applications for this residency. You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean's office.

The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by October 19 of the previous year, approximately nine months before the program begins. The academic year begins in July.

Please note that both components of the USMLE Step 2 must be passed by April 1 of the current academic year to ensure eligibility in this residency by July 1.

Step 1

To apply to the program, visit:

The application requires the following information:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A dean's letter and at least three (3) other letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

Step 2

All appointments are made at the first-year level through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). To register, visit:

Applicants must register with both ERAS and NRMP to participate in the services of each.

Step 3

If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic in Rochester for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted annually from early November through mid-December.

The decision to invite an applicant for a required interview will be based on the following combination of criteria:

  • USMLE scores, step 1 and step 2 (if available) using the three-digit score; scores of 200 or higher are encouraged
    • Medical school and reputation
    • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school curriculum that encompasses adequate clinical experience
    • Dean's letter and letters of recommendation
    • Research and extracurricular activities
    • Personal statement
    • Visas: ECFMG-certified J-1 visas

    The interview process will consist of:

    • Detailed review of the program
    • Panel interviews with select OB/GYN staff and interview with program director
    • Tour of facilities
  • Evening dinner and open discussion with current residents in the program
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