Residency applications for the University of Vermont General
Surgery Residency Program at UVM Medical Center are submitted via
Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The Surgery Residency Program at UVM Medical Center participates
in the National
Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
The basic components of your application (the common application
form, transcripts) must be received by the middle of October. Your file
should include your curriculum vitae, personal statement, Dean's
letter, and three letters from clinical instructors who know you
well. At least one of the latter should have worked with you on
an inpatient rotation.
Successful completion of the ECFMG, including the Clinical Skills
Exam is required prior to the start of the Surgery Residency. We
prefer the results of these exams are available as part of the
ERAS application prior to the ranking process (in late January).
You may be invited for an interview prior to our receiving all of
your letters of recommendation, but we will need to have all
letters before entering any applicant into the match. Your
application will not be able to be considered unless you are able
to fulfill all of the criteria.
Materials required from all applicants:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Dean's Letter
- A minimum of three (3) recent letters of reference from U.S.
or Canadian surgeons
- Successful completion of Step 1 and Step 2 CS and CK of the
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)
International applicants must:
- have a J-1 Visa or have a U.S. citizen Permanent Resident
status. No other Visas will be accepted. (H1B are not
- have graduated from medical school within the last two years
- have a current certificate from the Educational Commission
for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- successfully completed the Clinical Skills requirement
- have worked in clinical medicine in the United States within
the last two years
NOTE: an observership or externship does not
fulfill this requirement and the UVM Medical Center Graduate
Medical Education Program does not accept either position
Applicant Interview Scheduling and Interview Day
Final selection for interview is made by the Residency Candidate Review Committee and invitations are sent to selected applicants via e-mail. Candidate interviews are held on Mondays, during late October, November and December. Our interview day consists of a welcome and three individual interviews with either the Program Director, or the Associate Program Director and other Department of Surgery faculty members from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Prior to our interview day applicants will meet with our current residents at a social gathering the night before and at lunch on interview day.