OB/GYN Residency Application
Internships: Due to military downsizing, only 4th year medical student graduates with a U.S. military obligation (HPSP, USUHS, ROTC) may apply to the Army First Year of Graduate Medical Education (FYGME). Applicants are required to apply through the Medical Education FYGME Branch, Falls Church VA, in addition to applying to the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
For more detailed information on applying for FYGME, contact the Medical Education Office, FGYME Branch, Falls Church VA, 1-800-793-5970.
Criteria for Selection
Criteria for selection include academic performance in medical school, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated interest in military service, leadership potential, physical, mental and moral fitness.
A requirement for graduation from this residency program is the successful completion and presentation at a national meeting of a research project. The residents have a six to eight-week research block during the PGY 3 year; however, the resident's experience is not limited to that block of time. Both WHMC and BAMC have enjoyed a long successful tradition in Obstetrical and Gynecologic research and this success has earned the institutions an international reputation. This tradition continues with the current outstanding teaching faculty participating in numerous national and local projects involving both basic science as well as clinical research. This faculty research involvement, coupled with the resident's research requirement/rotation, provide an outstanding environment for scholarly activities.
Eligibility -- Active duty Medical Corps (MC) officers who are U.S. citizens and a graduate of an accredited U.S. school of medicine. Any MC active duty officer, who is a graduate from a foreign medical school, must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
NLT 15 September of the year before training begins. For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact the BAMC Medical Education Office, (210) 916-2222/3038 or DSN: 429-2222/3038, or email directly to Medical Education Department.