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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
residency training program

Application process

Six openings will be available at the first-year level on July 1st of each year. Appointments are made for one year and renewed at the end of each year on the basis of satisfactory performance. Advancements are made annually so that a parallel system is in effect. Only under unusual circumstances are appointments considered at other than the first-year level or at times other than July 1st. To insure adequate consideration, applications for appointment (through ERAS) should be completed as early as possible, but not later than December 1.

Before final consideration can be given, however, a personal interview will be necessary. The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics participates in the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The following items need to be in your ERAS file--we do not accept paper applications, letters, etc.:

1. ERAS file application
2. Dean's letter
3. Official medical school transcript(s)
4. Medical school diploma (unless graduation pending)
5. Minimum of two recommendation letters, one from GYN/OB
6. Copies of scores for each examination taken
7. Personal statement and curriculum vitae accounting for all time periods since medical school enrollment
8. Reference letter from program director (for applicants with previous training), copy of medical license.

Interviews are generally conducted from mid-November through the month of January. Applicants granted interviews will be notified by email. Questions and information may be directed to:

Melissa Y. Kidder, MD

Director, Residency Training Program
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson Street

LLHC/Concord Bldg, Ste. E
Loma Linda, California 92350

Telephone: (909) 558-6538
Fax: (909) 558-0438

Email: smerritt@llu.edu

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