Residency Program

We are pleased that you are interested in the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County+USC 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 LAC+USC 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.

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


The applicant will be invited to interview on one of the following dates: October 25; November 8, 15, 22; December 13, 2019.
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications must be received by October 1, 2019. 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:

    • Personal Statement
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Dean’s Letter
    • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3)
    • Medical School Transcripts
    • MD applicants: USMLE Score Step 1 and Step 2
    • DO applicants: USMLE Score Step 1 and Step 2
    • J-1 Visa Status or Proof of Residency in the US (if not a US citizen)
    • International graduates require the additional documents:
      • Valid ECFMG Certificate
      • Please read Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (below) for additional details:
    • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for international graduates applying to the Ob/Gyn residency program at LAC+USC Medical Center
      • A passing score for the USMLE is required, but there is no minimum score requirement.
      • 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:

Need Help Applying?


Christina Dancz, MD
Residency Program Director

Laurie Kwok
Residency Program Coordinator