Residency Program Application Information

OB-GYN Residency Program 

Application Process for PGY-1

Starting July 2021, Baptist’s OB-GYN Residency Program will have four (4) PGY-1 positions open. We will only accept applications through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS), and will participate annually in the National Resident Matching Programs (NRMP)

Only the following individuals will be considered as applicants in our residency program at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation:

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education-approved U.S. and Canadian medical schools
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited osteopathic medical schools

International Medical Schools

  • International Medical Graduates must have a valid Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training.
  • Graduates of schools that are not listed on the Medical Board of California “International Medical Schools Approved” list will not be considered for residency positions at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.

Only applicants who are or will be within their initial residency period as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be considered for positions in any Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved residency program at Baptist Memorial Health Care. Exceptions to this section of the Residency Selection Guidelines may be considered and approved by Baptist Memorial Health Care’s Graduate Medical Education Committee on a case-by-case basis, provided alternate funding can be secured by the applicant.

Applicants with the following U.S. residency status will be considered for available residency positions within the MATCH program:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Legal permanent residents (“Green Card Holder”)
  • Applicants for permanent residency with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Foreign national with a valid Visa permitting employment with Baptist

Application Process & Interviews

  • All applications will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Opportunities for interviews will be extended to applicants based on their qualifications as determined by citizenship/ residency status as identified above, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores, medical school performance, letters of recommendation and history of previous residencies/fellowships served.

National Resident Matching Program & Rank Order Process

  • This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP or The MATCH) and will only consider applicants participating in this program.
  • All eligible, interviewed applicants will be considered for ranking in The MATCH in order of preference based on the following criteria: preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.
  • Personal characteristics, such as gender, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status, will not be used in the selection procedure. Baptist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Recommendations of all interviewing faculty and residents will be considered in determining the rank order of the interviewed applicants.

Program Appointments

  • Appointments to our programs will be issued to all matched applicants who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Following release of The MATCH results, attempts will be made to fill any vacant positions in accordance with the terms of our agreement with the NRMP.
  • Letters of Agreement for all positions will be issued through the Graduate Medical Education Office following a review of eligibility.

Exclusions

Residents must qualify for employment with Baptist Memorial Health Care. Some requirements for employment include a negative drug screening, clear criminal background check and the ability to participate in identified federal programs (see additional info below). In addition, any residents who are required to obtain and maintain a medical license in the state of Mississippi must successfully complete Step III by the end of their PGY-2 year to maintain their eligibility for employment with Baptist.

Baptist Memorial Hospital participates in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and General Services Administration (GSA) Exclusion Programs. All names submitted to the NRMP are checked through the OIG and GSA to ensure that those individuals are not listed on the OIG “List of Excluded Individuals/Entities” or the GSA “List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs.” The OIG list contains the names of parties convicted of program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans. The GSA list provides an up-to-date source of information on those firms and individuals that have been suspended, debarred or otherwise excluded from federal procurement and nonprocurement programs. Baptist will not employ anyone who has been suspended, debarred or excluded from these programs.

NOTE: Program specific qualifications will be determined annually and posted in FREIDA, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database.

Application Process for PGY-2

We will also be filling four (4) PGY-2 positions. The complete application package consists of the documents listed below, which should be e-mailed to Roumiana Katzarkov at Roumiana.katzarkov@bmhcc.org.

  • Cover letter describing your interest in transferring to our program and reason for leaving your current program
  • A copy of your complete ERAS application from your PGY-1 application (including your personal statement, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), final medical school transcript, letters of recommendation and photo)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)/ Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) score reports for parts 1, 2 and 3 (with no failed attempts)
  • Letter from your current program director, which should include verification of your current level of training, verification of your good standing in the program, expected date of completion of PGY-1 year (if applicable), and willingness to release you from your current training contract
  • Up-to-date ACGME case logs
  • List of completed rotations, including dates
  • Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) score report
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members at your current program
  • A current CV

All qualified candidates must be eligible to work in Tennessee and be able to obtain a postgraduate training license with the Tennessee State Medical Board. Please do not contact us by phone, mail or fax. Only applicants with completed packets will be considered for the opportunity to interview in person or remotely and will be notified by email if selected.

If you need additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact Roumiana Katzarkov at Roumiana.katzarkov@bmhcc.org..