General Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Are there exceptions to the July start dates?

Our program start date is June 25th, orientation starts one week prior to that date.

Are there minimum score requirements for Step I or Step II?

There are no minimum score requirements, however, our program is very competitive and higher scores will give you a better chance of getting an invitation to interview.

Can I apply if I fail more than once on Step I or Step II?

You can apply, however, because our program is small and the competition is great, we would view your application after considering applicants who passed on their first attempt.

Does Step II need to be completed before I apply to the program?

Only if your medical school requires you to pass Step II to graduate, but it is an advantage.

How many letters of recommendation do I need?

You need a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation.

How many spots do you have available for PGY1?

We have 3 categorical positions and 2 preliminary positions.

Are there any requirements regarding the number of years since graduation from medical school?

We prefer that you have graduated within the past 2 years.

When is your deadline for accepting applications?

Our deadline is December 1st.