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**Please Note:  Interviews for 2021-2022 training year will be VIRTUAL**

The general surgery residency program is a five-year clinical program. Six categorical PGY-1 residents and one non-designated preliminary PGY-1 resident are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) annually.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and be eligible to obtain a North Carolina medical license at the time of application.

General surgery residency applicants must have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to be eligible for entry into our program.  Special considerations are made due to current COVID-19 situations that have limited testing for medical students.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their full application early as interview dates fill up quickly. Applications are considered complete when the following documents have been received by the program.

  • Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
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  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Transcripts (Step 1 AND Step 2 are required prior to extending an interview offer)
  • ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only)

Your completed electronic application must be available to us no later than October 23, 2020 for the 2021 - 2022 training year.

Selection of Applicants for Interview

Selection for interview is based on an evaluation of educational achievement, communication skills, research experience, extracurricular activities, and intangible qualities such as leadership, professionalism, attitude and commitment to a career in surgery. Each year we receive over 1,500 applications and interview between 80 and 90 candidates. Invitations are sent through ERAS and interviews take place in November, December and January as detailed below.

Virtual Interview Dates

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • Nov 19, 2020
  • Dec 03, 2020
  • Dec 17, 2020
  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Jan 15, 2021
  • Jan 22, 2021

Pre-Interview Social with Residents (Virtual and occur the evening prior to your interview date)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.                      A virtual chat between applicants and residents.  Spouses/Significant others are always welcome.

Interview Day

6:45 AM  Log In with Program Administrator
7:00 - 8:00 AM Program Director's Welcome
8:00 - 8:45 AM A Message from Our Chairman
9:00 - 11:30 AM Interviews
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM     Follow-Up with Residents
12:30 PM Wrap Up with Program Administrator

How to Apply

Visit our GME page for information on salary and benefits.

Applications for the next academic year are accepted when the ERAS post office opens October 21st.

The general surgery application deadline is October 23, 2020. 

Read a message from the program director.

To learn more, contact us:

Jessica Roof 

Shelly Williamson
Residency Administrator, General Surgery
Email: Shelly Williamson