Program FAQs

When does your recruitment season begin?

Our recruitment season begin in July and applications are accepted through September 16th. Applications are only accepted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

What are you looking for in an applicant?

We are looking for an individual who wants to work hard and will aggressively pursue their own education within the framework of our training program. Good team skills and a strong sense of personal accountability is required. Our graduates have equal success in both academic surgery and private practice settings. Most of all we are looking for a candidate who will be a "good fit" with our program.

What type of USMLE scores are you looking for?

USMLE scores higher than 200 0r COMLEX scores higher than 500 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 southeastern Michigan

How much vacation time do resident receive?

All residents receive four weeks of vacation.

Do you have a Simulation Center?

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital utilizes the Henry Ford Health System Center for Simulation, Education and Research, a 12,500 square foot multidisciplinary environment for the development of clinical skills and safety training for our students, employees and faculty.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates into your program?

Highly qualified international students will be considered on individual basis.

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

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

What type of visas do you accept?

We support J1 visas only.

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.