Because our Program participates in the NRMP Match, all applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only. This service is available through your medical school or the ECFMG if you are an International medical graduate. IMG’s must have a valid and current ECGMG certificate. Our Institution ONLY accepts J1 Visas – no H1-B visas are accepted. The Surgery Residency Program interviews for four PGY 1 Categorical and three PGY 1 non designated positions each year.
Requirements for application:
- USMLE Step I and II with a minimum score of 220. We do look at applicants who have failed once, (CK or CS) but the score for the make-up exam MUST be 220 or greater.
- All International Medical Graduates –must have completed at least 6 months of clinical experience in the US.
- Graduation from medical school within the last two years.
- ECFMG certification at time of hiring (if offered contract)
- Application submission deadline – November 1
- The following application materials are required and must be submitted through ERAS-NO EXCEPTIONS
- ERAS application
- Medical school transcript
- USMLE scores – you can apply if you haven’t taken or received your Step II score, but notification of you successfully passing must be received prior to the Match)
- Curriculum Vitae – ERAS generated CV is acceptable
- Personal statement
- Three letters of reference from faculty members: at least two letters must be from a surgery chairman/surgery program director or faculty at a teaching institution
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Dean’s letter – may be submitted after the application deadline, but must be received prior to an interview.
- If offered a contract, candidate must complete and pass a mandatory drug screening and background check.
PLEASE – DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL INFORMATION TO OUR DEPARTMENT. WE WILL NOT REVIEW ANY INFORMATION THAT IS SENT VIA FAX OR EMAIL. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ERAS.
PLEASE – DO NOT EMAIL OR CALL OUR ACADEMIC OFFICE TO CHECK ON YOUR APPLICATION. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR, AND WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO TAKE YOUR AAMC NUMBER AND PULL YOUR APPLICATION.