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Application Requirements

The general surgery residency program is a five-year clinical program. Four categorical PGY-1 residents and two non-designated preliminary PGY-1 residents are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) annually.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid Educational Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and be eligible to obtain a North Carolina medical license at the time of application.

General surgery residency applicants must have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to be eligible for entry into our program.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their full application early as interview dates fill up quickly. Applications are considered complete when the following documents have been received by the program.

  • Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Photo
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Transcripts
  • ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only)

Your completed electronic application must be available to us no later than Nov. 1, 2014 for the 2015-2016 training year.

Selection of Applicants for Interview

Selection for interview is based on an evaluation of educational achievement, communication skills, research experience, extracurricular activities, and intangible qualities such as leadership, professionalism, attitude and commitment to a career in surgery. Each year we receive over 1,100 applications and interview between 70 and 80 candidates. Invitations are sent through ERAS and interviews take place in November, December and January as detailed below.

Interview Dates

  • Nov. 14, 2014
  • Nov. 18, 2014
  • Dec. 12, 2014
  • Dec. 16, 2014
  • Jan. 9, 2015
  • Jan. 13, 2015

Contact Information

Jessica RoofJessica Roof
Program Manager, General Surgery Residency
Phone: 704-355-3641
Email: Jessica Roof

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