Residency Program

We are pleased that you are interested in the University of Southern California/Los Angeles General Medical Center’s Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This exciting program offers an opportunity for an interesting intellectual and practical experience. Our residents receive ample and diverse clinical and surgical exposure.

About the Residency Program

We offer a broad spectrum of clinical programs. Our department integrates an academic medical center and four community hospitals. This four-year residency provides resident training, based at Los Angeles General Medical Center, and has rotations at Good Samaritan Hospital, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City and Keck Hospital of USC.

Our well-rounded curriculum provides trainees with a foundation for future practice, subspecialty training, teaching and/or research. You will find that our graduates are highly recruited for academic and community practice positions. For those who are interested in fellowship training following residency, we work closely to successfully assist them in meeting their career goals.

We would love for you to learn more about our program! We invite you to view the two videos listed below.

USC Ob/Gyn Program Information featuring our PGY 3 resident, Dr. Savannah Kimball, speaking about our program.


For more information about our program, please view our Virtual Open House, recorded on 9/11/22. It contains a brief presentation and Q&A addressed by our Program Directors and residents.

Educational Objectives

  • To provide a four-year residency curriculum in which residents gain the attitudes, knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency in obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health care, in an environment that is respectful of others, adaptive to change and accountable for outcomes
  • To structure clinical rotations that give the residents increasing patient care responsibilities commensurate with the resident’s level of training
  • To provide an educational experience that exposes the resident to a rich diversity of issues in women’s health care
  • To provide a core educational curriculum that enables the resident to acquire state-of-the-art medical knowledge
  • To acquire an understanding of basic research and study design through education, mentoring and collateral reading that forms the foundation for life-long, practice-based learning and improvement
  • To create an atmosphere that encourages professionalism, including exemplary ethical behavior and cultural competency
  • To create an atmosphere where effective communication skills are fostered with patients, their families and professional associates
  • To prepare residents to pass the written and oral examinations conducted by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the first attempt
  • To emphasize systems-based practice to foster continuous quality improvement and value of patient care and residency education
  • To foster scholarly activity and quality education that attracts superior learners to women’s health care specialties
  • To ensure that residents develop sufficient professional ability to practice independently and competently


All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications will be released to the programs on September 29, 2022.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2022.

As with all programs using ERAS, application materials will be distributed by your medical school Dean.

Phone: (202) 828-0413

The following documents must be included in your application:

  • MyERAS common application
    • Personal Statement
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Dean’s Letter MSPE
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation (preferably 1 from an ObGyn)
    • Medical School Transcripts
    • USMLE transcripts Step 1 and Step 2 (there is no minimum score requirement, but a passing score is required, and robust scores strengthen the application). DO applicants require Comlex Level 1 and USMLE Step 2 scores.
    • International graduates:
      • J-1 Visa Status or Proof of Residency in the US (if not a US citizen)
      • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. jurisdiction.
      • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States will have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
      • Answers to FAQs for international graduates:
      • A passing score for the USMLE is required, but there is no minimum score requirement (see USMLE above).
      • There is no requirement based on the number of years since graduation from medical school.
      • There is no requirement for prior clinical experience in the United States.
      • Only J-1 visas are sponsored at this institution.
  • Useful websites for foreign medical graduates:


Invitations to interview will be offered on October 25, 2022.  The number of invitations offered will be limited to the number of interview slots available.  A minimum of 48 hours is given to accept or decline.

Please note that in line with national recommendations, all of our interviews will be conducted virtually this year.

The applicant will be invited to a virtual interview on one of the following Fridays:

  • November 4, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2, 2022
  • December 9, 2022
  • December 16, 2022

Need Help Applying?


Christina Dancz, MD
Residency Program Director

Virginia Bicad
Residency Program Manager