OB-GYN Residency Application Criteria

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program follows the standard academic calendar year, starting in July and ending in June of the following year.

Because we participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), applicants must submit application and all supporting documents online through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Only complete applications will be considered. An application is considered complete when all of the following documents have been received:

• Dean’s letter
• Medical school transcript
• Written personal statement
• Three letters of recommendation, current within the last 12 months (at least two should be from members of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of school, affiliate hospital or elective course)
• United States Medical License Examination (USMLE) scores, Part I and II
• Osteopathic applicants must have completed one year of a traditional internship
• Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate, if applicable

The Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Training Selection Committee will review all applications on an individual basis and select the four most-qualified candidates for PGY-1 positions to enter into the NRMP. Applications are accepted August through November 30 of each academic year.

Selection and Appointment

The number of available resident positions is dependent on the current authorized number (as filed at the ACGME), the space available in the postgraduate year, and the funding and faculty resources available to support the training of residents according to the requirements of the program.

All Bayfront Health St. Petersburg residency programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for PGY-1 level residents.

Residency training directors and their advisory committees shall review Bayfront Health St. Petersburg residency program applications to ensure equal access to the program. Eligible resident candidates will be selected and appointed according to ACGME and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s requirements.

Foreign medical school graduates must have a current dated or (stamped) "Indefinite" certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). They must have passed Steps I and II of the United States Medical Licensing Examination issued by a U.S. licensing jurisdiction. We do not sponsor any visas.

Resident appointments are for a maximum of 12 months (July to June). Residents may enter the program at other times during a postgraduate year but must complete all requirements according to the objectives and structure of the program. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Residency programs have no provisions for shared or part-time positions.

Application Process

Applicants must register for a “match” through the NRMP. We do not accept applicants outside of the NRMP program. The application for the residency program can be found at