Thank you for your interest in the general surgical residency program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. All applications are processed electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service); we do not accept paper applications or applications submitted by email.

The following is a list of requirements for all applicants:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE score (230 or higher on first attempt on all steps)
  • U.S. clinical experience (= to 75%)
  • International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified
  • Graduation from medical school needs to have been within the last two years of the date of app

All candidates are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP); we do not offer “pre-match” positions. ECFMG certification (including USMLE 1, 2-CK and 2-CS examinations, English proficiency, etc.) is necessary to participate in the NRMP; graduates of medical schools outside of the United States should check with the NRMP to be sure they meet the requirements for participation. USMLE 3 is not necessary for ECFMG certification or to participate in the NRMP.

The deadline for applications is December 1 of each year. Candidates being considered will be invited to come for an interview between November and December of the year prior to residency start. Invitations are sent to qualified applicants after receiving completed applications.

Final decisions regarding the suitability of candidates, as well as the ranking in the NRMP, are made by a committee composed of those attending physicians and current residents who have participated in the interview process.

Please note that this information is provided as a guideline for you to determine how much your background matches what we are looking for in a resident, as well as how likely our program is to meet your needs. We are unable to tell you how likely it is that you will be invited for an interview or your chances of being selected for NRMP ranking, since this is dependent on reviewing your ERAS application and comparing you with our other applicants. Applicants are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity. Residency programs at The Jewish Hospital do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or past military status.

The Jewish Hospital’s General Surgery Residency Program does not sponsor any type of VISAs. The Jewish Hospital—Mercy Health is a non-profit, university-affiliated institution.

For further information on applying, you may contact ERAS The Association of American Medical Colleges directly at: 1-202-828-0413.