Applicant Information


Before admission to our program, the resident applicant must have documented completion of a general surgery residency program accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Application Process

All applicants are required to apply through the SAFAS, participate in our interview process, as well as participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All documents must be received by the program via SAFAS by May 1st of each year.


Complete applications include:

1.    SAFAS Application Form

2.    Curriculum Vitae

3.    1 Letter of Recommendation from Program Director or Dean

4.    Minimum of 2 additional Letters of Recommendation

5.    Official Medical School Transcripts

6.    Personal Statement

7.    USMLE Transcript with Scores (Steps I, II, III)

8.    ABSITE Transcript with Scores

9.    Valid ECFMG Certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the U.S. or Canada).

10.   MSPE


International Medical Graduates

International medical graduates are required to provide documentation of certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) at the time of application to the program.  Residents accepted into the program are required to be authorized to work in the United States.


Interview Day Details

For summer 2020, our interviews took place via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Should restrictions still apply for summer 2021, we will conduct interviews by Zoom once again.  More details regarding this process will be sent to those selected for interview. See below for our normal interview process details.


An interview is an essential part of our selection process.  Upon completion of the SAFAS application, all materials are reviewed carefully, and interview invitations are extended to selected candidates. Interview dates are scheduled on Mondays during the months of June through September.  Exact dates will be made known if selected for an interview.

On the night before each interview day, from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m., there will be a gathering with current fellows at a local restaurant, so you can get to know more about the program.  On interview day, breakfast and lunch are provided. The welcome, program presentation, and interviews will commence at 6:30a.m.  The interview process is a full day and should be done by 4:00p.m.  


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