Department of Surgery

Application

All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applications for our categorical training program are being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year and are accepted only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The general surgery residency office will not accept any paper applications.

Personal interviews are by invitation only and are required for acceptance to our program. The deadline for applying to our general surgery residency program is October 15, 2017.

Completed Application Includes:

  • Completed MyERAS Application
  • Personal Statement (a customized personal statement is NOT required)
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or Dean's letter)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE Transcripts

For more information about UPMC Graduate Medical Education or to view a sample contract and salary and benefits information, please visit UPMC Residencies and Fellowships.

Information for International Medical Graduates:

We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement, but all scores must be passing. There is no requirement regarding length of time since medical school graduation, and prior United States clinical experience is not required.

The preferred visa for training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education Program is the J-1 visa sponsored through the ECFMG for residency/fellowship training.

All IMG’s must hold a current and valid ECFMG certificate in order for their application to be considered compete, including the clinical skills assessment which must also be current and valid. Each applicant must have taken and passed both Steps I and II of the USMLE, and their English qualifying examination must be current and valid.

If you have any questions regarding visas, or obtaining a graduate license for training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at 412 647-5815. For information regarding ECFMG certification, visit the ECFMG website.