Applicants will be required to review the website, which will describe the areas of investigation and potential research areas. From this introduction, the candidate must identify a potential mentor or investigator with extensive research experience in an area of interest to the candidate. We recommend the applicant contact the mentor to discuss a project and write an abstract of the proposed project. Applicants will need to submit:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- three letters of recommendation
- an abstract of the proposed research, and
- a personal statement describing the reasons for applying to the WUSM program, specific areas of interest in women’s health research, and proposed length/content of the applicant’s training program.
All applications received will be reviewed by the program director and PI. Candidates who demonstrate the greatest promise for research and a career in academic obstetrics and gynecology based on past experience, previous research, training and recommendations will be invited to the program for an interview. All scholars coming for interviews will meet at least three members of the advisory committee including the proposed mentor. Scholar candidates will then be independently scored by the PI, program director and faculty who interviewed the candidate based on the listed criteria. A final rank list will be created based on the scores and the potential fit with the WUSM program and the faculty mentors.
Scholars selected to the WUSM program will have an academic appointment at Washington University. This may be either at the level of instructor or assistant professor based on the degree of training. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a Committee on Appointments and Promotions, and it will make a recommendation to the Advisory Committee and the chairman as to the level at which the scholar should enter. Salary will be consistent with levels recommended by the School of Medicine and will be based on board certification status, level of training, academic appointment and subspecialty area. Salaries listed in the budget and budget justification will be supplemented as need be with revenue from clinical income generated by the department and by hospital funds to ensure that salaries are within an equitable range to similarly trained faculty in the department.