Application Process Candidates for residency are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. The Department has two separate match numbers, one for categorical residents and one for designated preliminary positions. We accept only electronically-submitted application packages through the ERAS, 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. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2015. Only completed application packages are reviewed. 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.