Residency Application Requirements


To be eligible for appointment to the Housestaff at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an applicant must be one the following:

  • A graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • A graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

You are also eligible for residency if you are a graduate of a medical school outside the United States and meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Have a current valid ECFMG certificate
  • Have had one full year of residency training in the US
  • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction

National Resident Matching Program

For graduates right out of medical school, all PGY-1 positions will be offered through the National Resident Matching Program. In accordance with NRMP guidelines, positions may not be offered outside the match to individuals or couples who are qualified but not eligible for the NRMP Program.

In addition, applicants must pass Parts I and II of USMLE before they begin training.

All PGY2 and above applicants must pass Parts I, II, and III of USMLE before they begin training.

Program Information

We provide the following materials to applicants who request program information:

  • Introduction letter from the program director
  • Program brochure
  • Graduate medicine education brochure

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology selects residents interested in our program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the dean's office of their medical school or the ECFMG office.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is November 1st.

Applicants must include the following materials with their application:

  • Application using Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Curriculum vitae and personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE scores Step 1 and, if available, Step II (PGY2 or above: Step III must be taken before starting).

Applicants may also include additional information such as research activity and community involvement.

Transfer Residents

Applicants who have already graduated from medical school and are currently in a residency program but would like to transfer must include the following items in addition to the above:

  • Letter from current program director
  • Notarized proof of graduation from medical school with date of graduation

International Medical Graduates

International medical graduates must meet the following requirements in addition to the above:

  • Copy of green card, visa (J-1) or documentation of US citizenship
  • Valid ECFGM certificate with clinical skills assessment certification

Candidates for the program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communications skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

Contact Us

Natalie Moore

Education Program Manager
Natalie Moore
30 North 1900 East, RM 2A200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Phone: (801) 581-5501

Michael Draper, MD

Program Director
Michael Draper, MD

Abby Watson, MD
Associate Program Director
Abby Watson, MD