How to Apply
*Note: In alignment with the AAMC and institutional guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interview activities for the 2021 Match will be conducted virtually.
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 accept only electronically submitted application packages through the ERAS, available at your medical school dean's office.
- Three letters of recommendation 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 do not require a minimum USMLE score, although all scores must be passing. While recognizing the USMLE test center limitations during COVID, a USMLE Step II is not required at the time of application. See our FAQ’s for additional information.
The selection committee reviews your complete application considering all provided information. The residency program selects the best qualified candidates regardless of their age, sex, race, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap. The selection process focuses on information supplied in the application package: application form, personal statement, Dean's letter, scholastic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores and a personal interview.
Our application deadline is November 1, 2020. Only completed application packages are reviewed. After the Selection Committee has reviewed your completed file, and if you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via Thalamus, GME Interview Scheduling Software, to select a date for your interview. Therefore, it is critical that applicants check their e-mail frequently during the application period. Please be sure to include your preferred e-mail address as part of your ERAS® application.
Interviews are by invitation only; invitations to interview for categorical applicants will be sent in November. Generally, applicants can choose from 4 interview dates. Invitations for preliminary applications will be sent in January.
Interview dates for the categorical resident 2021 Match are:
- Thursday, December 3
- Thursday, December 10
- Thursday, January 7
- Thursday, January 21
Candidates selected will have an opportunity to select an AM or PM session for interviews. All candidates will attend our Virtual Surgery Grand Rounds and Program Overview which will only be hosted in the morning.
The evening prior to your interview, you will be invited to get to know our program and to interact with our faculty and residents at our virtual welcome reception.
For questions or clarification, please contact the Office of Surgical Education at (585) 275-2723 or email Amy Mills, Residency Program Administrator.
Benefit and Contract Information:
Review benefits on our GME Website and a copy of our contract