Categorical General Surgery Residency
Duration of training: 5 years
Number of annual positions: 8
NRMP code: 1848440C0

Categorical General Surgery Residency (Preliminary Surgery Intern)

Duration of training: 1 year
Number of annual positions: 18
NRMP code: 1848440P0

Application Deadline 
September 29, 2023

Interview Dates

All interview dates will be held virtually via Zoom. A notice of the Zoom link will be sent directly to applicants.

Categorical interview dates for the 2024-2025 cycle are:

November 4, 2023

November 11, 2023

December 7, 2023

January 20, 2024

*Categorical interview days begin at 6:45 am EST with a welcome from our program director and will end around noon EST. 

The preliminary interview date is scheduled for January 2024; a specific date is yet to be determined. 

Application Process

  • USMLE scores – mandatory pass on first attempt*
    • USMLE Part 1
    • USMLE Part 2
      • (If your Part 2 score is delayed due to COVID-19, please provide scores as soon as possible.)
  • Electronic Application (ERAS)
    • Medical school transcript
    • MSPE (dean's letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
    • E-mail address – we will respond to all questions via e-mail
    • Recent medical school graduate (e.g., within the past four years)
    • Our institution sponsors the J1 visa
    • No United States experience required for international medical graduates (IMGs)

 *USMLE transcripts are required. Please request your official transcripts from NBME and upload them with your ERAS application.

All materials must be submitted electronically. 
Applications are not considered if any of the above requirements are missing/incomplete.

Interview Events Timeline

(All interview dates will be held virtually via Zoom. A notice of the Zoom link will be sent directly to applicants.)

On the evenings prior to the interview dates, the general surgery residency program will sponsor a virtual "meet and greet" between applicants and residents from 7 to 9 p.m EST. Although optional, applicants are highly encouraged to participate. The online event gives applicants an opportunity to meet current residents in as casual a setting as possible. Applicants' spouses are welcome to attend. No faculty will attend the meet and greet session.

Virtual interviews will begin on Saturday or Thursday morning based on what day you choose (a schedule will be announced). After a brief program introduction from Dr. Sandra Beck, general surgery residency program director, virtual interviews will commence. If you have any question please email Lauren Henley at

GME Program Coordinator
Division of General Surgery