Prospective Residents

Want to join our General Surgery Residency Program?

Join our virtual meet and greet where you can ask the Program Director, Associate Program Director and residents!

GME Materials:

Resident Stipends

Resident Benefits

Application Process:

At the University of Illinois at Chicago, we participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Prospective general surgery residents wishing to apply will need to submit their application documents electronically via the ERAS website. Applications submitted directly to the department will not be accepted. The program is listed under two ERAS tracks : 1150440C0 (categorical) and 1150440P1 (preliminary).

Foreign prospective general surgery residents: At this time, the surgical residency program can only consider applicants with the appropriate J-1 visa sponsored through ECFMG.

We are working hard to ensure that you will have an informative, interactive and enjoyable time with us learning about our program. Our interview season will be structured a differently this year. We will have four interview days – three will be held in person and one will be held virtual. This includes interviews for categorical and preliminary positions.

Enrollment Criteria:

Our program is approved for 7 categorical positions and 4 preliminary first year positions. Our categorical residents will be distinguished by track – academic or clinical. Incoming residents over the past three years have mean USMLE scores of 240. Applicants must be within three years of medical school graduation. The following documents are REQUIRED for review:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Scores (minimum 235 with passing score on first attempt)
  • ECFMG Certificate* if applicable

A completed application must be available to us no later than December 1st for the following academic year. Submitting your application does not guarantee an interview. With the number of applications we receive, we do not have the ability to contact all interested students. After review of applications, prospective residents will be receiving an email through the ERAS system if selected for interview.

The program does not offer positions prior to the Match.