Applications

The Vanderbilt Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program is an ACGME accredited, four-year residency program with six residents in each year of training. The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only from the Association of American Medical College’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You may access ERAS services through your medical school or directly at www.aamc.org/eras.

While an applicant’s academic credentials are a strong consideration in the selection process, the program also highly values a background in team-based clinical care, strong performance in high-acuity settings, leadership roles, significant service commitments, research experiences, and academic productivity. All of these factors will be considered in initial application review and ranking for match. 

How to apply

The office of Graduate Medical Education at Vanderbilt requires house staff to be graduates of an accredited US medical school or from schools outside of the US and Canada with valid ECFMG certificate. To further be considered eligible, an applicant must submit through ERAS:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Medical School transcript
  • ECGMG Certificate (if non-US or Canadian medical school)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology or the Chair's designee)
  • Dean’s letter/MSPE (released September 29)
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 Score 
    • USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2 Scores optional, but encouraged
  • Personal statement

All application materials must be received no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 for consideration. Applications will be reviewed by members of the department’s education office starting Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Interview invitations will be sent on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through the ERAS system electronically.

Interviews will take place virtually on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021   
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021

Gatherings with residents and faculty will take place the evening prior to the interviews and participation is encouraged.

Contact Information

Beth Nicely
Residency Program Manager
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
B-1124
Nashville, TN 37232-2521
Phone 615-322-7484
Email: beth.nicely@vumc.org

Celeste Hemingway, MD
Residency Program Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
B-1124
Nashville, TN 37232-2521
Phone 615-322-7484
Email: celeste.hemingway@vumc.org

Nicola White, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
B-1124
Nashville, TN 37232-2521
Phone 615-322-7484
Email: nicola.c.white@vumc.org