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General Surgery Residency Program

How to Apply

All applications and other supporting material for the residency program must be submitted using the ERAS system.

https://www.aamc.org/students/residents

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2017


The Following Information is REQUIRED:

Completed ERAs application to include:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from U.S. or Canadian physicians, including the Chair of Surgery or Program Director. IMG's must have letters of recommendation which clearly document 3 months U.S. clinical experience

  • Medical school transcript

  • Dean's letter (MPSE)

  • Personal statement (a customized personal statement is NOT required)

  • USMLE scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK)

  • ECFMG certificate (IMG applicants)


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants are expected to display commitment to a career in surgery, strong analytical ability, good judgment, proven academic skill and be of sound moral character.

USMLE:
In order to be ranked in the NRMP, all applicants must have passed Step 1, Step 2 (CS & CK) of USMLE prior to February 1, 2018. There is NO minimum board score requirement.

Visa and ECFMG Requirements:
Only J-1 visas are accepted at VCUHS. All applicants must have sufficient written and spoken english language skills in order to deliver safe and effective patient care.

ECFMG:
Certification is required before you will be accepted into the program, however an interview can be granted without a certificate.

For FMG's — 4 Years Graduation and 3 Months Direct Patient Care:
All applicants must be within
four years of graduation from medical/dental school and have 3 months direct patient care activity in the United States (either independent or ACGME, AOA, or ADA accredited residency). Non-clinical graduate work in the US or Canada does not meet this requirement. For US and Canadian Medical and Dental students, their clinical rotations during medical or dental school will meet this requirement.

Externships Meet Requirement:
Externships of direct patient care will meet this requirement,
observerships and research fellowships do not qualify. Please note that observerships and externships are not available in the VCU Department of Surgery.

For additional information please visit VCU School of Medicine's GME Policies:
http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/gme/index.html

 

TO CONTACT US

VCU Department of Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia Campus
P.O. Box 980135
Richmond, VA 23298-0135

Rahul J. Anand, MD Rahul Anand, MD
Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Phone: (804) 827-1032
Email: rahul.anand@vcuhealth.org

TRAUMA, ACUTE CARE
   
Amelia Grover, MD Amelia Grover, MD
Associate Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Email: amelia.grover@vcuhealth.org

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
   
Patricia Lange, MD Patricia Lange, MD
Associate Director—Simulation & Skills, General Surgery Residency Program
Email: patricia.lange@vcuhealth.org

PEDIATRIC SURGERY
   
Cindi Phares, General Surgery Residency Coordinator Cindi Phares
Coordinator, General Surgery Residency Program
Phone: (804) 828-2755
FAX: (804) 828-5595
email: cindi.phares@vcuhealth.org


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