Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program at VCU Health. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the ERAS system by October 19, 2022. For more information on our application and interview process, please select a topic below.

Application Requirements

The initial round of invitations for categorical and preliminary interviews will be sent out via ERAS between Wednesday, October 26th, and Tuesday, November 1st.

Only applications received through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will be reviewed and considered for an interview for General Surgery residency applications. We do NOT accept applications that are submitted via email or outside of ERAS.

The following documents are required for a complete application:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; International Medical Graduates must have letters of recommendation which clearly document 3 months of U.S. clinical experience
  • Dean’s Letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Report (Step 1 and Step 2 CK)
  • Current CV

Additional Information

For the 2022-2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

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.

The supplemental application must be completed between August 1st and September 16th.

For more information on the supplemental ERAS application, please visit