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How To Apply To St. Joseph's Surgery Residency

The General Surgery Residency Program at St. Joseph's Hospital participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Information regarding the NRMP can be obtained on-line at Please contact your student affairs office for information regarding your schools processing procedures for ERAS applications.

General Surgery Program Applicant Requirements

  • Completed ERAS application before December 1
  • Must have completed Step 1 and Step 2.
  • No more than 2 years out of medical school.
  • 4 letters of recommendation, at least 2 from surgical faculty.

Applicants are evaluated based on multiple criteria including (but not limited to): personal statement, grades, research experience, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, extracurricular pursuits, etc.

All international graduates must adhere to the additional following requirements for consideration:

  • We require at least one year of hands-on US clinical experience (observorship or research experience is not acceptable).
  • We accept valid J-1’s but do not provide visa sponsorship.
  • Must hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and have passed the CSA exam.

Learn More About Applying To St. Joseph's General Surgery Residency Program

If you have additional questions or would like more information about our surgical training at St. Joseph's, please e-mail our Residency Coordinator at