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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 2024 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.

    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.

    Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

  2. USMLE - The USMLE Step 1 and 2 are required of all applicants (passing each section on the first attempt).  Applications without USMLE Step 1 and 2 Score Reports will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed. 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 2023-2024 season all interviews will be virtual.
  • Our program will use Thalamus, an innovative online platform.
  • Interviews will be offered between Thursday, October 26, 2023 and Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Interview Dates are:
    • Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    • Friday, November 3, 2023
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    • Friday, November 17, 2023


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