The University of Florida Department of Surgery welcomes your application to the General Surgery Residency.

Applications are accepted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact your Student Affairs Office or go to for more information. You must also complete the Association of American Medical Colleges – National Residency Matching Program (AAMC-NRMP) application for residency. Go to for more information.

Applications are complete when the following information is received through ERAS:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (One must be from either the Chairman or the Program Director of Surgery at your medical school.)
  • An official copy of your USMLE scores

In addition to the above, students and graduates of foreign medical schools must provide the following verifications:

  • ECFMG Certification
  • J-1 Visa status
  • United States residency status (permanent resident, naturalized citizen, etc)
  • Proof of successful completion of USMLE step I, II, and III

In general, international applicants beyond three (3) years from medical school are unlikely to be granted an interview.


After careful review by the Department’s Selection Committee, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail to select a date for your interview. Please be sure to include your e-mail address as part of your ERAS application. Decisions related to the offer of an interview will not be made until mid-October at the earliest.  Please do not contact the office with inquiries related to application status.  

Interviews are typically scheduled between November and January. Interviews are by invitation only.

For information about the General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Florida that is not available on this website, please contact Ashley Counts, MHA.

Sub-internships for 4th Year Medical Students
Fourth-year students from U.S. medical schools are invited to take part in a sub-internship with the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida.

For more information about sub-internships for medical students, please contact:

Beth Magyari, Office of Medical Education,
College of Medicine, University of Florida,
Box 100213 Gainesville, FL 32610