We are excited about your interest in the student residency program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology!

Our department offers the following electives:

  • Inpatient Maternal Fetal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient Maternal Fetal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • OBGYN Ultrasound – Genetics (2 weeks)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient OBGYN Generalist Care (4 weeks)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (4 weeks)

Interested students should email OBGYN.visitingstudent@wustl.edu to apply. Within the email, please indicate which course(s) you are interested in, and your preferred rotation dates. The following materials must be included within your application:

  • Letter of Recommendation from an OBGYN faculty member who explicitly states how your future residency career goals align with our residency program’s mission
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX score report and USMLE Step 2 (if available)
  • Transcript
  • CV

Submission deadlines:

  • February 1st for rotation start April 22nd and May 20th
  • April 1st for rotation start July 8th and August 5th  
  • June 1st for rotation start September 3rd and September 30th

Your application will be reviewed by a faculty member within our department and you will receive notification of approval or denial within two weeks of the submission deadlines listed above. If you receive pre-approval from our department, you must then apply for the elective for which you were approved via the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO®) website.

Please visit the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Visiting Students website for more information on the process.

We welcome visiting medical students but do give priority to Washington University medical students in terms of available slots. Please note that when you are offered a visiting student elective spot, this does not guarantee you an interview for our residency program.

Office of Diversity Programs Visiting Elective Program

The goal of the Visiting Elective Program through the Office of Diversity Programs (ODP) is to enhance the exposure of students considering careers in academic medicine to the Washington University Medical Center while promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment on the medical school campus. The program provides funding and networking opportunities for visiting students who have been accepted into a 4-week elective at Washington University.

All applicants who are fourth-year medical students in good standing at their respective schools in the United States are welcome to apply. Of particular interest are students who are passionate about promoting health equity and providing care to marginalized communities.