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Pathway Director

Daniel Cullen, M.D. Office #
dbc36@drexel.edu (215) 762-4545
Sandy Saldan sms87@drexel.edu


Drexel Fourth Year Discipline Based Pathway System

Pathway Director's Advice On Commonly Asked Questions

How important is it for a student to have completed some type of research to match in this specialty? When should the research be done? Does it have to be specialty specific?

Research to match in our specialty does make your application more attractive but is not required for matching. If you have performed research, please make sure that you are prepared to discuss it in depth during your interview.

Are research opportunities available in your department?

Research opportunities are available in the department. Please contact Sandy Saldan 215-762-2090 for further information.

Are shadowing opportunities available?

There are no shadowing opportunities available but there is an observership program of Labor and Delivery through the medical student interest group. Please contact Sandy Saldan to arrange. 215-762-2090

Are away rotations essential to a successful match in your specialty?

Away rotations are fun and exciting but not necessary to match in this specialty. However, if  you are very interested in one particular program or in one particular region then an away rotation may help you to match in that area/program.

Any other advice you wish to share?

We are always happy to share our advice with you as our field is becoming more competitive each year. Please feel free to contact us for further questions/help.

Go to the Drexel Careers Development Center for information on residency planning, match results, FREIDA (lists of residency training programs across the country) and more.

Drexel and Clinical Site Residency Programs

Drexel Medical Student Interest Group

Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group: drexelmedobgyn@gmail.com

Specialty Description

An obstetrician/gynecologist possesses special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders. This physician serves as a consultant to other physicians, and as a primary physician for women. (Source: The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.)

Time Requirement

The residency for obstetrics and gynecology is four years. One to three years of additional training is required to practice in one of the subspecialty areas.


National Organizations

The national specialty organizations can provide medical students with excellent resources as well as updates on current activities within the field, conferences, and on-going research opportunities and research funding.


Residency Application and Match Info*

  National Statistic DUCoM
Average Application Count by Specialty (2017) 50.2 54.2
Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2014-2016)*** 12 15.4
Application Services ERAS  
Matching Program

Drexel Match Data -- 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

*The number of applications and programs ranked will vary based on many factors. Students should seek advice from their Pathway Advisor and/or their Student Affairs Career Advisor in conjunction with the data above.
**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors

AAMC - Careers in Medicine

General Information:Careers in Medicine
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Specialty Specific Opportunities

For external research, volunteering, educational, and other opportunities check the Career Advising Website pages on Research and Community, Educational, and Externship Opportunities. Most of these opportunities are summer programs however some are available throughout the year.