Application Guidelines

Henry Ford Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology accepts applications only from Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please refer to the ERAS website to complete your application for our program.

Residency Application Requirements

  • MyERAS Common Application Form*
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV generated through ERAS)
  • USMLE Step 1 score
  • We do not have USMLE score requirements; it is strongly preferred that all exams are completed on the first attempt.
  • Osteopathic applicants (DO) are able to apply with Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) exams. However, please be aware that many fellowship programs following residency prefer the USMLE exams. It is strongly preferred that all exams are completed on the first attempt.
  • Medical School Transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation -ERAS-transmitted letters of recommendation
    • One Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE). The SLOE will replace one of the traditional letters of recommendation LoR or the Chair’s letter
    • Two OB/GYN LoRs (traditional or Chair where available)
    • One other LoR. You will only be able to submit four LoRs through ERAS. Do not send more letters than requested.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

*For international medical graduates, ECFMG certification is required at the time of application. We sponsor only J-1 visas.

  • You must be a permanent United States Resident or United States Citizen, or on a J-1 visa
  • Medical school graduation should be no more than 2 years ago
  • Interviews are offered in mid-October and will take place late October through mid-January
  • All our positions will be offered through the NRMP match. You should be ECFMG certified by the time the match list is submitted
  • Due to insurance regulations, we are unable offer externship or observership positions. We are also unable to provide rotations for current medical students from outside of the USA. The current information is available here
  • You must have passed USMLE/COMLEX Step 1, Step 2 CS and CK to start residency
  • You must be ready to start hospital orientation for residency approximately last week in June. Failure to not appear for residency orientation is considered a NRMP Match violation and could have serious consequences

Hospital policies:

  • No Smoking: Henry Ford Health will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. The nicotine test will be administered as part of the pre-employment health screen. Testing positive is a failure to meet the conditions of employment and considered a violation of the Henry Ford Health employment contract and match agreement. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be allowed to start their program. They may be re-tested in 90 days, but programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant.
  • Flu Shots: Henry Ford employees who work in clinical and non-clinical positions are required to receive an annual flu vaccination. This applies to all residents and fellows, as well as physicians, nurses, students, transporters, volunteers, housekeepers, clerical, lab and dietary staff and employees in non-clinical positions. Employees may only decline vaccination if they provide documentation of an acceptable medical or religious reason.

Contact Us

Rosalind Gerich, C-TAGME
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Coordinator
FPMRS | MFM | MIGS Fellowship Programs Coordinator
Women's Health Services, Administrative Office, 7th floor
3031 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
P: (313) 916-1023
F: (313) 916-9713

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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