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.

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.

 

USC Virtual Open House 2020 A recorded virtual session from our recent residency fair with Q&A by our Program Director, faculty 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

Application

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications will be released to the programs on September 29, 2021.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2021.

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

Email: erashelp@aamc.org

Phone: (202) 828-0413

The following documents must be included in your application:

  • MyERAS common application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter MSPE
  • Minimum of 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Score 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 USMLE scores.
  • J-1 Visa Status or Proof of Residency in the US (if not a US citizen)
  • International graduates require these additional documents:
    • Valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate
    • Answers to FAQs:
      • 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:

Interviews

Invitations to interview will be offered on October 19, 2021. 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:

  • October 29, 2021
  • November 12, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • December 10, 2021

Need Help Applying?

Contact

Christina Dancz, MD
Residency Program Director

Laurie Kwok
Residency Program Coordinator
lkwok@dhs.lacounty.gov