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How to Apply to the Residency

 

2022-2023 Recruitment Season
General Surgery Residency Program



Our program’s commitment is to your safety and equity.

To achieve this:

  • Participation in the ERAS Supplemental Application is optional and voluntary.
  • Applications will undergo a review of all applicant experiences and attributes.
  • All interviewers and reviewers will take part in implicit bias training.
  • We will offer invitations for the number of slots we have available.
  • First round interview offers will be sent Wednesday, October 26 – Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Offers from that period will be on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to an interview invitation.
  • We request a 2 week cancellation notice if you are not able to attend your interview.
  • All interviews will be virtual in AM and PM sessions. Program details with a schedule will be distributed in advance.
  • All categorical and preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually.
  • Pending COVID restrictions, there will be an optional, post-evaluation live visit for interviewed candidates after the program’s rank list is submitted.
  • While we welcome communication after the interview, post-interview communication from applicants is not required and will not impact the rank list.

Institutional requirements related to applicant eligibility may be found at:
https://www.umassmed.edu/gme/future-residentsfellows/application-process/

Required documents include:

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • USMLE Transcript (first-time pass is required)
  • Medical School transcript
  • Personal statement
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Citizenship/Visa Status
  • 3 letters of recommendation

All required documents must be submitted through ERAS and will not be accepted outside of ERAS. All applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service only (ERAS).

Categorical interviews will be:

  • December 2, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • December 17, 2021
  • January 6, 2022
  • January 12, 2022

    Separate preliminary PGY-1 and PGY-2 interviews will be offered.

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.  

The additional information will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.  

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform outside the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1 and September 30.  

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.


The institution accepts a standardized personal statement but suggests that applicants consider discussing attributes that will help foster the applicant's competence and resilience.

To ensure safety and equity of applicants, all interviews will be conducted virtually. We will adhere to recommendations made by APDS regarding the interview season.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Surgical Education Office at Mary.cawley@umassmed.edu