Applicant Information Candidates for residency are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. The Department of Surgery maintains two separate match numbers, one for categorical residents and one for designated preliminary positions. We do not require a minimum USMLE score, although all scores must be passing. There is no requirement regarding length of time since medical school graduation. We accept only electronically submitted application packages through the ERAS, available at your medical school dean's office. Three letters of reference are required in addition to the Dean's letter. These letters should come from full-time faculty members in surgery. One must come from the Chairman of the Department or the General Surgery Program Director. We use e-mail to communicate with applicants, including invitations for interviews. Therefore, it is critical that applicants check their e-mail frequently during the application period. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2015. Only completed application packages are reviewed. Interviewing is by invitation only and ends January 2016. Applicants' interview dates are: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Thursday, December 10, 2015 Thursday, January 14, 2016 Candidates selected for interviews will have an opportunity to attend Surgery Grand Rounds, and will be able to interact with full-time faculty and residents.