Ob/Gyn Residency


Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program at Washington University School of Medicine. Our program is a fast-paced four-year program that provides a broad range of educational, surgical and research opportunities for the motivated candidate. These are provided in an environment of state-of-the art care, supportive supervision and camaraderie among residents.

Our residency program mission statement provides the framework through which we continuously review and update the program and its curriculum. Mentorship, wellness, diversity and inclusiveness are important features in our program. Visit our recruitment and resources page to see additional benefits for you while here for your residency training!

Read our mission statement

The residency training program in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University provides its trainees with an academically oriented, evidence-based curriculum.  Through a combination of supportive and accessible faculty, complex clinical services, and extensive subspecialty exposure, our program strives to help residents develop the confidence and independence required to proceed to the next step in their careers— be it subspecialty fellowship training or a career as a generalist in Ob/Gyn in an academic or private practice.

By caring for patients at facilities throughout the Barnes-Jewish Healthcare system, residents are exposed to clinical care in a variety of settings.  Our residents care for a diverse patient population from both within St. Louis and the surrounding areas of Missouri and Illinois, allowing them to appreciate the social determinants of health in a variety of populations and the important role advocacy plays in the delivery of patient care.

We strive to provide a team-oriented environment in which our residents can build upon their strengths, developing into future leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.  As a graduate of the program, we hope your training will allow you to be comfortable in a variety of settings, whether it be providing evidence-based clinical care, educating the next generation of learners, or contributing to scientific discovery in the field.

With our nationally renowned faculty and four busy affiliated hospitals, our program offers candidates the opportunity to graduate among the most well educated, experienced and capable practitioners in the country.

Our residents are competitive for the field’s most highly sought-after fellowships, with over 50% of graduating residents pursuing a subspecialty fellowship. Residents are also successful in securing a variety of academic generalist or private practice positions.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 10 OBGYN residency, our program offers you exceptional training, superior post-training prospects, and a living environment in St. Louis that is among the most comfortable and affordable in the country.

We encourage you to visit with us and consider Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology for your residency experience.


Eric A. Strand, MD | eastrand@wustl.edu
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Chief, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shelby M. Dickison, MD | kleweiss@wustl.edu
Assistant Professor, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Frances Copeland | frances.copeland@wustl.edu
Education Specialist
Office: 314.273.5735

Casey Lindemann | casey.lindemann@wustl.edu
Residency Program Administrator
Office: 314.362.1016


Jenna Dougherty | jennadougherty@wustl.edu
Special Project Assistant



Application process

Medical school graduates can enter the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program immediately after graduation, applying through ERAS or ECFMG.

How to apply

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