Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program at The George Washington University. We offer four (4) categorical positions through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). In addition, there are two (2) preliminary positions, however, these are filled from the surgical subspecialties within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

The Department will use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process and review candidates' eligibility. Each applicant must be a graduate of an approved medical school, and should be in the upper third of his or her class. A letter from the Dean, three (3) letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a personal statement, a curriculum vitae, scores from Parts I and II of the National Board examinations, and photograph should be submitted as per the ERAS timeline. Materials received after this date will not be considered. 

All information, which you wish to be reviewed, must be submitted through the ERAS Post Office. If the General Surgery Program Office at SMHS needs any supplementary material, we will contact you. The AAMC provides the opportunity for you to make changes or deletions, when necessary. You may make a change at any time during the process. Any new information you submit to ERAS overwrites the material previously submitted.

When all application materials have been received, selected individuals will be offered a personal interview. Interviews are held November through January on specific Wednesdays. At that time, the applicant will have the opportunity to meet several of the surgical faculty members, tour SMHS, and discuss the training program with our house staff.

Our department will e-mail the invitations to the residents selected for an interview. The interview dates are filled on a first-response-first-confirmed basis.

The match lists are submitted according to the ERAS timeline, and results of the match are released by the NRMP on match day. The specific dates are listed with the material you receive from the Match Program. No results will be released until noon on Match Day except to those individuals who did not match.

We appreciate your interest in the General Surgery Residency Training Program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and wish you well.