Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in the Reading Hospital Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology! Our competitive, fully accredited program has four PGY 1 resident positions available each year.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Only applications submitted through ERAS will be considered. For information regarding ERAS, please refer to the following website.

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted until December 31, 2013.

Resident Selection

Selection is based on a comprehensive review of each applicant’s portfolio.

Applications should include the following:

  • Common Application Form via ERAS 
    • Including CV and Personal Statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 (if available) scores
    Although there is no formal minimum score, a USMLE score (or COMLEX equivalent) over 200 is highly recommended. A USMLE score is not required for osteopathic candidates, but will enhance your application.
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean’s Letter
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation from your medical school faculty

There is no cut-off for maximum number of years since medical school graduation. However, recent graduates, those with recent clinical experience, those with post graduate training, and those with experience in the US are preferred.

Interview Process

Completed applications will be considered and an invitation to interview will be extended on a rolling basis. Interviews for the 2014-2015 academic year will be conducted from November 2013 – January 2014.

The interview process consists of:

  • An informal social gathering the night before the interview day
  • A morning didactic conference session
  • Discussion with alumni, current residents, and subspecialty faculty 
  • An overview with the Program Director 
  • A facility and surrounding area tour
  • Lunch with OB/GYN department staff and residents
  • Interviews with the Program Director, faculty, and incoming chief residents

We appreciate your interest in our program and wish you the best of luck in your career! Should you have any further questions, please contact Terri Chervanick at terri.chervanick@readinghealth.org or 484-628-8614.