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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 Commission 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 October 31, 2015 for the 2016-2017 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 1,500 applications and interview between 80 and 90 candidates. Invitations are sent through ERAS and interviews take place in November and December as detailed below.

Interview Dates

  • November 10, 2015
  • November 13, 2015
  • November 17, 2015
  • November 20, 2015
  • December 1, 2015
  • December 4, 2015

Contact Information

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

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