Surgery Residency: Application Requirements

Applications Due November 30

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Your application must include:

  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean’s letter
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation, preferably from surgeons
  • USMLE Step 1 (required) and Step 2 if available
  • Personal statement

Applicants should be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents with a green card; this program does not accept H1B or J visas.


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  1. Submission: Submit your application through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Contact your medical school’s student affairs or dean’s office for instructions. We do not accept applications through the mail. HCMC participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  2. Scoring: Each applicant will be scored based on these criteria:
    • Board scores
    • Research
    • Medical school transcripts
    • Leadership roles
    • Honors and accomplishments
    • Dean’s letter
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
    • Commitment to surgery
  3. Interviews: Applicants who meet a score threshold will be invited for interviews. We will notify you via email regarding interviews. We hold interviews in December, January, and February.