Applicant FAQs - General Surgery Residency
What denotes a complete application?
A complete application includes the following: ERAS Application, CV, Medical School Transcript, Medical School Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter), three letters of recommendation (no Chair LOR required), USMLE transcript, ECFMG Certificate (if applicable), and a Personal Statement.
How do I submit my application?
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) ONLY.
When is your application deadline?
Application deadline is October 31st.
How will you notify applicants of the status of their application within the program?
We will contact all applicants that apply to the General Surgery Residency Program via ERAS.
Do you have a minimum required USMLE score?
Our application review committee takes into consideration the applicants' entire packet when making a decision. Therefore, there are no minimum required scores.
Which dates will you be conducting interviews this season?
Specific dates will be offered to individual applicants after the decision has been made to grant an interview.
What are some of the local hotels in the area that you recommend?
There are several hotels in the downtown Baltimore area that are within walking distance to the medical center. UMMC does not recommend nor endorse specific lodgings, but we do suggest that you ask for any specials that they are running for interview weekends when booking.
401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21201.
301 West Lombard Street, Baltimore MD 21201.
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Days Inn Inner Harbor
100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore MD 21201
Please visit the following sites for additional information:
For additional information regarding the terms, conditions, and benefits of appointment, visit http://www.umm.edu/gme/new_resid.htm
For additional information regarding the University of Maryland Medical Center, visit http://www.umm.edu/
Information for International Medical Graduates:
Does your program require previous US clinical experience?
No previous U.S. clinical experience is required to apply to the program.
Does your program have a medical school graduation cutoff date?
There is no minimum/maximum number of years from medical school graduation date requirement. However, a strong applicant is considered to be post-medical school less than 5 years.
What are the visa options for the program?
We only host trainees with a current J1 Visas. (http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/physician/) We only accept US citizens and those with permanent resident status for categorical training positions. Applicants with a J-1 visa are eligible for our one year preliminary internship position.
ECFMG Eligible upon applying to our program (Have taken the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK). All candidates must become ECFMG certified by the start of their residency in order to be a part of the program.