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Division of Surgical Education


APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS - GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Our program utilized the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If interested in applying, please coordinate with the Dean’s office at your medical school to submit your application materials via ERAS.

2014–2015 Academic Year – Interview Dates

  • October 23, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • December 4, 2014
  • December 18, 2014

We host a pre-interview event the evening prior to interview day.

Application Requirements

A complete Common Application Form (CAF) on ERAS which includes the following:

  • Dean’s Letter (submitted by medical schools on November 1)
  • Medical Student Transcript with current surgery grades
  • No less than three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Step 1 scores (Our program has not established score minimums for USMLE Part 1 results)
  • USMLE Step 2 scores as available
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Color photo
  • No more than two years post graduation from medical school

Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada:

  • Visa sponsorship: J-1
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores
  • No more than two years post graduation from medical school
  • We cannot offer an interview unless you meet all of our qualifications
  • Must have a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to the start of residency

Interviews are offered to the top students based on evaluations of medical school performance, board scores, recommendations, personal statement, research experience, extracurricular activities, academic credentials, personal qualities, preparedness, communication skills and educational accomplishments. Important intangibles that are fundamental to selection include leadership, work ethic, professionalism and enthusiasm. Over 700 applications are received annually, but interviews are extended to no more than 80 individuals. Interviews are by invitation only.

Residents are selected for appointment through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

To obtain information about benefits and housestaff policies visit our GME website.


  Apply via ERAS

  MCWAH's Institutional Policy - Selection of Residents and Fellows


 

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