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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program


Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program! The information on this website should provide you with a comprehensive picture of the resources, facilities, and philosophy of postgraduate education of the UC San Diego Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program.

Our training program is a four-year fully accredited program designed to train the next generation of leaders in our specialty. The UC San Diego Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program has been an integrated program between UC San Diego and Kaiser Permanente San Diego for over 3 decades. This partnership allows our residents to care for one of the most diverse group of women in California under two distinct care models. The clinical experience combines two teaching models: academic teams and apprenticeships. Our patients are diverse: ethnically, socioeconomically, and linguistically and our residents benefit immensely from this diversity.

The hallmark of our department is the quality of its patient care and teaching – and these are among the highest priorities of the faculty. The program’s design gives each resident balanced instruction in obstetrics, gynecology, and all subspecialties including gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstruction surgery, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and family planning. The program boasts a long-standing partnership with Planned Parenthood San Diego and is a Ryan Residency Program. Resident are encouraged to explore their clinical interests with a four-week elective that has included global health and state-side rotations, advocacy programs and additional research opportunities. All residents participate in a faculty-mentored research or quality improvement project. Our mission is to provide a problem- solving approach to postgraduate education with a balance of clinical experience, education, and academic stimulation so that our graduates have the knowledge, skills, and compassion to be outstanding physicians and the next generation of leaders in obstetrics and gynecology. On behalf of our program, we welcome your application and hope this website helps you get to know us better.

Linda Brubaker, MD
Interim Chair
D. Yvette LaCoursiere, MD, MPH
Residency Program Director
Ramez Eskander, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Residency Director

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Program Information

Application Process

All Resident Physician I (RPI) positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Application materials are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), via the Dean's Office of the applicant's medical school. We accept application ONLY through ERAS.

A complete application file consists of:

  1. ERAS Application
  2. Personal statement
  3. At least three letters of recommendation (from OB/GYN, Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, etc.)
  4. The Dean's letter (MSPE) and transcripts
  5. USMLE scores - REQUIRED - All exams must be passed on the first attempt. Applications received from applicants who have not passed their USMLE on the first attempt will not be considered. Current residents in our program averaged 239 on Step I and 254 on Step II. Step II CK and CS must be completed and the score provided before the NRMP rank list deadline.
  6. Please note: NRMP is the only system we use to rank and match our candidates. It is the responsibility of each applicant to make sure they are registered with NRMP.

We are following the CREOG and APGO guidelines for the new specialty-wide standards for the OB/GYN residency application and interview process

International medical school graduates must have passed all appropriate examinations and be approved by the Medical Board of California to begin postgraduate medical education in this state. The UCSD Graduate Medical Education website provides Guidelines for International Medical School Graduates.

The following dates have been selected for 2021 residency recruitment season

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021

We interview a total of 60 candidates (15 candidates per 4 dates) to match for 6 slots.

Any additional questions regarding the OB/GYN residency training program and/or the contents on this website can be directed to Justin Maisonet.

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