Obstetrics & Gynecology
Welcome to the Boston Medical Center Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology
We are pleased to introduce you to the residency training program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is the primary teaching hospital for Boston University School of Medicine. Each of the faculty has chosen to come to Boston Medical Center to be able to practice a specialty that we love, in an institution dedicated to providing exceptional health care to all in need without exception.
To further this goal, we are dedicated to the training and education of residents to become physicians that are able to provide the highest possible level of care to all, including the most disadvantaged among us. Our educational program is outstanding because of the deep commitment to education at all levels of the department.
Residents in this department learn in an environment rich in clinical experience. Our department sustains a large gynecological surgery volume as well as a busy and diverse obstetric service, with a unique breadth and depth of high-risk patients. The residents are educated through didactic lectures, conferences, simulations, workshops, and preceptorships. Our trainees acquire skills to read the literature critically and use available data to practice evidence based medicine. We are responsible for the educational program in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the medical students at Boston University School Medicine. All residents are expected to participate in this educational program. The residency program provides participants with the tools to be an educator, both for students as well as patients.
Dedicated to increasing new knowledge in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, each resident participates in this endeavor during residency by completing a scholarly activity. The residency curriculum includes basic skills for clinical research. There is a wealth of opportunities for residents to participate in clinical, public health, QI and basic science research projects.
There are 5 residents per year, and all leave this program with a depth of inpatient and ambulatory clinical experiences to prepare them for fellowship, academic positions or private practice. Our department benefits from the level of excellence in clinical services provided by our collaborators and colleagues at Boston Medical Center.
What makes us special? Our commitment to education and to the highest level of clinical care for all patients. We are privileged to be a part of an academic medical center with such a strong emphasis on public health. If you become part of our team, you will finish each day of your residency with new knowledge, new skills and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you made at least one person's life a bit better.
Michelle J. Sia, D.O.
Residency Program Coordinator
Candidates applying for the PGY-I positions must participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be processed through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS).
All applicants must have passed the USMLE Examinations Parts I & II (CK and CS) prior to starting residency training. Step 2 results are required to be considered for the program and to become a licensed trainee in the state of Massachusetts.
Applicants must submit a complete ERAS application comprised of the following:
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A chairman's letter is not required, but is encouraged.
- USMLE Transcript
- Medical School Transcript
- Personal Statement
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter
A personal interview is an essential part of the application procedure. All interviews are by invitation only after all applications have been reviewed.
All foreign medical graduates must apply through the ECFMG who will then process all foreign applications through ERAS. The Boston Medical Center sponsors only the J-1 Visa.
Applications are due on October 4, 2014.
This year, interviews will be conducted on November 19, 2014 and December 3, 2014.
For any additional questions or more information, please contact:
Residency Program Coordinator
Boston Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
85 East Concord Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118