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Applying to General Surgery Residency

The General Surgery Residency program at IU School of Medicine 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.

 

New for the 2022 ERAS® Cycle:

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, but note that participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the residency application and interview process.

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 or program director
  • Submission of USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK Scores
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement

 

Recruitment Dates
2022 Categorical Intern Positions

All interviews this year will be conducted remotely (Eastern Standard Time). There will be 2 sessions each day to accommodate those west of EST.

  • November 18
  • November 23
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 9
  • December 16
  • January 6
  • January 11

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.  Applicants selected to interview for preliminary positions will be notified early in January 2022.

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 and USMLE Step 2 CK Scores
  • 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
  • Please note we are only able to sponsor J1 Visas at this time.