• Application Requirements & Selection Process

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

    The University of Alabama OB/GYN Residency Program participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Basic criteria for applying to our residency program include:

    1. Three letters of recommendation
    2. Medical school transcript
    3. Personal statement
    4. Curriculum vitae
    5. Dean’s letter (received September 30, 2022)

    The application deadline is October 1, 2022. Only completed ERAS applications submitted by this date will be considered.

    Invitations to interview with available dates will be extended by our program coordinator and are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted virtually on the Zoom platform this year. The interview day schedule will include presentations by the Department Chair, Residency Program Director, and the Administrative Chief Residents. Applicants will also interview with the Residency Program Director, our two Associate Program Directors, two faculty members, and two residents.

    Applicants are also strongly encouraged to participate in our virtual hangout with the current residents the evening before the interview. The virtual hangout provides an excellent opportunity to get to know our residents in a more relaxed setting.

    For more information on the institutional selection process, please visit GME Policies and Procedures GME Policies and Procedures; Section IIIB; Institutional Responsibilities for Residents: Selection of Residents.

    To read information on residency programs at UAB, including resident salaries and benefits, visit the GME Website.

  • Applicant Interview Packet
    1. The Interview Process
      • Interview Information / Dates
      • Interview Day / Schedule
      • Applicant Dinner
    1. Directions, Maps, Lodging
      • Directions to Women and Infants Center (Interview Room)
      • Directions to the Parking Deck
      • Printable Driving Directions to / from Campus (pdf format)
      • Map of UAB Campus
      • Map of Medical Center District
      • Hotel Accommodations
    1. Contact Information
    2. Graduate Medical Education Info for Prospective Resident
    3. Resident Physician Salaries
    4. UAB Resident Benefits Summary
    5. About Birmingham
    6. Policies, Procedures, & Standards
    7. Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
    8. Birmingham Area Real Estate

    If you have questions regarding the information contained in the Electronic Applicant Packet, please contact Candace Goudy at (205) 934-5631.

  • Applicant Interview Process

    Interview Information

    Invitations to interview will be extended via an ERAS message requesting that you e-mail us to set an interview date. Interviews are all conducted on Fridays, in either a morning or afternoon session. Morning interview sessions begin at 7:30 AM CST. Afternoon interview sessions begin at 11:45 AM CST. Candidates selected to interview will have the opportunity to meet virtually with faculty and residents on their interview day.


    • November 4, 2022
    • November 11, 2022
    • December 2, 2022
    • December 9, 2022
    • December 16, 2022

    Applicant Virtual Hangout

    A virtual hangout is scheduled in the evening prior to the interview day and is our substitute for the traditional applicant dinner. We feel this round-robin styled event is a great way to get to know our residents in a more relaxed and informal setting, without suits! Spouses, significant others, and children are also welcome to join the conversation. While the event is optional, this time with residents outside of the hospital has always been a valuable component of the interview experience, and we feel this holds true in a virtual setting. We ask that when you confirm your interview date, please notify us if you’d be unavailable for the virtual hangout the night before your interview. You will receive more information regarding the hangout with Zoom login information and timing via e-mail the week prior to your interview. If you do not receive this information, please contact Candace Goudy at

    Second Look Visits

    Following your interview (and pending all COVID-19 restrictions), you will receive information for a designated second look weekend that will allow a formal time to tour our hospital and city, as well as meet our residents in person. If you are unable to visit Birmingham on the designated second look weekend and would like to coordinate another time, please contact Zach Gentry and Vonna Kako

  • Post-Interview Communication Policy

    Communication Policy:

    We accept pre-interview communication from, or on the behalf of, applicants but we do not anticipate it will contribute to our selection process.

    We do not wish to receive thank you notes from applicants after interview day.

    We accept post-interview communication from, or on the behalf of, applicants.

    We will communicate with interviewed applicants with any updates or new items as it relates to their consideration.

    Second Look Visits:

    We recognize that in-person second look visits may be important to applicants since they allow those who are considering our program to experience UAB facilities and the beautiful city of Birmingham. We recognize that choosing a residency program is a very important decision, and we have concluded that we will offer applicants the opportunity to come for an in-person second look and selected dates will be further communicated to applicants. 

    At the same time, we recognize that not all applicants want or need to visit our program, even if they are interested, and not all applicants have the means or the opportunity to do so.

    We want to assure you that whether you visit in-person or not will have absolutely no bearing on our feelings about you as an applicant or your position on our rank list. Our rank order list will be developed and submitted based on the characteristics and qualities we learn from your application and your interview. We will not infer any special interest if you visit our program in person nor will we infer any less interest if you do not.

    Wishing all of you a wonderful Match Season!

  • Policies, Procedures & Standards
  • URiM Away Rotation

    The UAB Heersink School of Medicine and the UAB Hospital Graduate Medical Education Office, in collaboration with the UAB Office of Diversity and Inclusion, are providing support for fourth-year medical students to participate in a variety of four-week rotations at our academic medical center - with UAB Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program being one of them!


    • Fourth-year medical student in good standing at an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school
    • Students must self-identify as under-represented in medicine (URiM)*
    • Students must have completed all core clerkships
    • Students must have successfully passed USMLE Step 1

    Scholars Receive

    • $1,000 stipend toward travel, food, and housing
    • Networking opportunities with faculty, residents and students interested in your success

    How to Apply

    Please send the following to Justin Evans, GME Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, at

    • Personal statement (500 words max)
    • CV
    • Application form (attached here and below)
    • Standard application through VSAS required



    *Note: Applications must be received by May 29, 2022. The number of students selected for visiting rotations in a clinical specialty will be strictly determined by each department. Participation in a visiting student rotation does not guarantee an invitation for residency program interview. Invitations to interview are provided at the discretion of the individual program.

    *The AAMC defines URiM as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

  • FAQs

    Do you accept international medical students?  Yes. We accept international students that hold either a valid J-1 visa (exchange visitor), H-1B visa (temporary worker), or immigrant visa.

    Do you have a cut-off year for graduation from medical school?  No.

    Do you require an applicant to have previous clinical experience?  No.

    How many residents do you accept each year?  We accept 8 new residents each year.

    Do you have a cut-off score for USMLE?  No.