Obstetrics & Gynecology Applicant Information

OB/GYN Residency

Four First Year Positions
NRMP Program Code #168923


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Our program only accepts applications for PGY-1 residency positions through the AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS. This is a computerized application service which is available to all medical students attending accredited schools in the United States, as well as international medical graduates via the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Medical students interested in applying to our program can request information but applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly from the medical schools to the web-based ERAS system.  Someone in your medical school's Dean's Office should be able to counsel you regarding this procedure.  All applicants must participate in the National Residency Matching Program System.  The NRMP Program Code for our four OB/GYN Categorical positions is 1689220C0.   Our ACGME Program ID is



*We do not allow externships or observerships for medical students, applicants, or other physicians.*




Step I USMLE - (preferred) passed on first attempt

Step II USMLE -  passed on first attempt

COMLEX Part 1 and 2 comparable scores to USMLE above

Preference for members of current year's graduating class. 

Preference for applicants ranked within top 25% of their graduating class.


Institutional Policy on Resident Recruitment, Eligibility, and Selection The Graduate Medical Education Programs of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga acknowledge and follow the eligibility and selection criteria for resident applicants stated in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Institutional Requirements, as well as the rules of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).


Applicant Eligibility

Medical Education: Only the following individuals will be considered as applicants in residency programs in the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education Programs

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.
  • International Medical Graduates who have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificates (or will have a valid ECFMG certificate following graduation).  These applicants must have an ECFMG number at the time of application.* (See Note at the bottom of this page.)
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools.

Visa Status: Visa status for International Medical Graduates must fall within the following categories:

  • Eligible to seek J-1 visa
  • Permanent Resident or Alien status (i.e., "Green card")  
  • In accordance with University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education guidelines, this program does not sponsor residents for "H" type visas.

Please view the links below regarding our current Initial Resident Letter of Agreement and terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy:


Initial Resident Agreement

Resident Recruitment/Selection/Appointment


Go to our Home Page:  http://www.comchattanooga.uthsc.edu or more information about our institutions and Chattanooga. For hospital information, including Children's, click on the link at the bottom of the home page, "Erlanger Health System." For interesting information about our wonderful city, click on another link at the bottom of page for "Living in Chattanooga." There is more information at www.chattanoogafun.com from our Convention and Visitors Bureau, including hotel information for your stay. 

The Department does not pay for hotels for applicants selected for interview with the OB/GYN Residency Program; however, special rates may be available at nearby downtown hotels including the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chattanooga, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Chattanooga, and Holiday Inn Express Downtown Chattanooga (MLK Boulevard) if you mention you are interviewing with the UT College of Medicine and Erlanger.


 Application Process and Interviews

  • All applications for first year positions 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 USMLE scores, medical school performance, and letters of recommendation.

The Department of OB/GYN selects residents with due consideration of their preparedness to enter into the program.  Personal characteristics and aptitude, as well as academic credentials, will be considered in selection.  The OB/GYN Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).


If you desire additional information about our program, you can write to us at: 

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
979 East Third Street, Suite C-720
Chattanooga, TN 37403 

Or you can call toll free at 1-800-947-7823, and ask for extension 7515 to request additional information. 

Or if you have e-mail capability, you can request information about our
program or ask questions via e-mail to: UTobgyn@erlanger.org


*Note:  The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admission meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.  The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools who meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency.  The Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

  • In addition, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) provides a list of countries whose designated accreditation process or designated organization used for their accreditation has comparable standards used to evaluate medical schools in the United States by the LCME. Medical schools in those countries and accredited by the listed accrediting authority will be deemed to meet the criteria required in Tennessee  http://sites.ed.gov/ncfmea/comparability-decisions/ 

Revised 9/21/2017

UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956     info@utcomchatt.org

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