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.
Foreign prospective general surgery residents: At this time the surgical residency program at UIC can only consider applicants with the appropriate J-1 visa sponsored through ECFMG.
Due to COVID-19, our interview days will be a bit different this year! We are working hard to ensure that you will still have an informative, interactive and enjoyable time with us learning about our program. Our interview day will be held entirely on Zoom. This includes interviews for categorical and preliminary positions.
Our program is approved for 7 categorical positions and 4 preliminary first year positions. Incoming residents over the past three years have mean USMLE scores of 240. Applicants must be within five 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. 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.