General Surgery Program FAQs

When does your residency recruitment season begin?

Our recruitment season begins in July and completed applications are accepted through December 15th. Applications are only accepted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

What are you looking for in an applicant?

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for surgery and patient care. Surgical residency is challenging in many ways, so candidates must be adaptable and teachable. Our program is built on individuals with strong communication skills and teamwork abilities. Graduates from our institution excel in both fellowships and general practice. Most of all, we are looking for those who fit in well with our program's unique culture.

When will you be interviewing incoming applications for the 2022-2023 year?

Interview dates are scheduled for November 19, 2021, December 17, 2021 and January 7, 2022

What type of USMLE/COMLEX scores are you looking for?

USMLE scores higher than 220 or COMLEX scores higher than 520 are highly desirable.

Should I apply if my credentials do not exactly meet all the criteria outlined?

Yes. All applications are evaluated on their individual merit.

Do you require passage of USMLE Part III?

The Institution requires that all residents successfully pass Part III of the USMLE exam by the end of their second year of training.

What is the salary?

The resident salary is competitive with other hospitals in Michigan.

How much vacation time do residents receive?

All residents receive four weeks (20 days) of vacation time and two Wellness days that do not require advanced notice.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates into your program?

Highly qualified international students will be considered on an individual basis. No preference is given to US or international medical graduates.

Is U.S. experience required for International Medical Graduates?

Prior U.S. experience is not necessary; however, it is highly desirable.

Do I need an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate at the time of application?

Although possession of the ECFMG certificate at the time of application is highly desirable, it is not necessary. You must, however, have your ECFMG certification prior to starting your residency.

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