The 2023 Interview season will be conducted virtually.
The applicant typically meets with the Chairman, the Residency Program Director and several members of the faculty comprising the Interview Committee. In addition, applicants also meet with current residents. Each interviewer evaluates the candidate using the following criteria:
- Medical School Grades & Honors
- USMLE scores (Preferred: Step 1 minimum 215/Pass, Step 2 minimum 225)
- COMLEX scores if applicable (Comlex 1 minimum 450/Pass, Comlex 2 minimum 500)
- Dean’s letter
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Communication skills
- The interview
After all interviews are complete, the Interview Committee meets and each application is reviewed, discussed then ranked. The Program Director then creates the ‘rank list’ based on this review.
The program selects trainees among eligible applicants on the basis of training program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity, as well as professionalism. The programs does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.
A committee of faculty members chooses applicants to interview. Interviews are granted by invitation only by email. While the typical successful applicant to our program has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate training and medical school, the program values the broad range of experiences that our residents bring to the program. The program values cultural diversity and accepts candidates from all parts of the United States and abroad. The Surgery Residency Application Review Committee reserves the right to withdraw an interview offer at any time as deemed necessary.