Application Process and Requirements for the General Surgery Residency Program

2017-2018 InternsOur program utilizes 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.

2020–2021 Academic Year – Interview Dates

  • November 5, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • January 6, 2021

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

Cadaver LabApplication 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 


  • Visa sponsorship: J-1
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores
  • No more than two years post graduation from medical school
  • Wound Vac PrepWe 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 800 applications are received annually, but interviews are extended to no more than 64 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 Graduate Medical Education website.