Skip to main content

Applying to General Surgery Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine Surgery Department General Surgery Residency Training Program offers eight interviews during November-January of each academic year. Interview offers are extended after the General Surgery Education Leadership team reviews the Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) released in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) in October. Questions about the application process can be directed to Brianne Nickel, MA, C-TAGME.

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Residency Applications

Medical Students interested in the General Surgery Residency at IU School of Medicine can find answers to frequently asked questions about the residency application process and interviews.

Application Process

Residency Interviews

Application Requirements for U.S. Graduates

Only complete residency applications are reviewed by the General Surgery Education Leadership team. A completed residency application includes:

  • Finished ERAS application with photo
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from either a program chair and program director
  • Submission of USMLE Step 1 Score; USMLE Step 2 CK submission highly encouraged
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement

Minimum Application Requirements for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs)

Only complete residency applications are reviewed by the General Surgery Education Leadership team. A completed residency application includes:

  • Finished ERAS application with photo
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from either a program chair and program director
  • Submission of USMLE Step 1 Score; USMLE Step 2 CK submission highly encouraged
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Must not be more than 2 years removed from medical school training
  • Clinical experience in the U.S. is not mandatory, but highly encouraged
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate acquired at least 60 days prior to start of anticipated residency start date
  • We only sponsor J1 Visas. We are unable to sponsor any other sort of visa at this time.

Application Dates for 2021-2022

Recruitment dates for 2021-2022 intern class will be posted later this fall.  All interviews this year will be conducted remotely.  

 

Minimum Requirements for U.S. Graduates

  • Completed ERAS® profile
  • Three Letters of Recommendation – one of which must come from either a Program Chair and/or Program Director
  • Number of Pass Attempts on all 3 USMLE Exams: 1 | USMLE Step 1 Score Minimum: 230
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement

 

Preliminary Surgery Positions

Preliminary Surgery applicants must adhere to the complete residency application outline above. Recruitment dates for initial surgery are scheduled after categorical interview dates are completed. Offers are extended by email in the early part of January. Questions about the application process can be directed to the General Surgery Program Coordinator, Brianne Nickel, MA, C-TAGME.

Program interviews approximately 15-30 preliminary surgery applicants for from two to five initial surgery openings. The number of preliminary surgery applicants we are allowed to match fluctuates annually.

All preliminary surgery interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021-2022 season.