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How to Apply

Greetings Applicant!

We are pleased that you are considering our program!  For your consideration, here is some information to help you as you prepare your application.

Application Criteria for General Surgery:

  1. Application Materials - We require your completed application in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) consisting of: Photograph, Three Letters of Recommendation, a Standard Personal Statement (customization is not required), and USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.  We do not require a video, knowledge of upcoming courses, or information on your school's surgical resident prep curriculum/boot camp.

    For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

    In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

    The supplemental ERAS application provides, geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and program signals.

    The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

    Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

  2. USMLE - The USMLE is required of all applicants (passing each section on the first attempt).  Our preferred USMLE Step 1 score is 220 or better.  We do request that your Step 2 score be available upon submitting your application or soon after to be considered for an interview.  Step 1 and Step 2 scores are due by November 1st.  The average USMLE scores of interviewed applicants for the 2019 class were: Step 1 = 228, Step 2 = 246.

  3. Graduation Date - Applicants must have graduated from Medical School not more than three years prior to the start of residency.

  4. International Applicants - we will only consider a J1 Visa, no exceptions.

  5. Prior Residency Training - with the exception of those who have completed one preliminary year of General Surgery and are now seeking a categorical position, we will not consider any applicant who has completed prior residency training.

The Interview Process:

  • For the 2022-2023 season all interviews will be virtual.
  • Our program will use Thalamus, an innovative online platform.
  • Interviews will be offered between Wednesday, October 26, 2022 and Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
  • Applicants will have 72 hours to respond to an interview invitation.
  • If interview slots are still available or if a cancellation occurs, additional interview invitations will be sent out.
  • Interviews will be held 11:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm on the following dates:
    • Friday, November 18, 2022
    • Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Friday, December 16, 2022
    • Friday, January 6, 2023


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