Applicants

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


University of Florida Department of Surgery Residency Program

The University of Florida Department of Surgery strives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all students, employees, partners, and visitors. One goal to this end is to create a learning and working environment that is not only free of discrimination and harassment, but also inclusive and welcoming so all individuals can perform their work or studies to their fullest potential. The program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of job-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communications, skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The selection committee does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact your Student Affairs Office or go to www.aamc.org/eras for more information. You must also complete the Association of American Medical Colleges – National Residency Matching Program (AAMC-NRMP) application for residency. Go to www.nrmp.org for more information. Application materials will not be accepted via email or fax.

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
  • 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 (Unless currently enrolled in medical school)
  • J-1 Visa eligibility or
  • 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. We do not honor requests for expedited application review or review materials submitted outside of ERAS.

The Interview Process

Like many residency programs, our interview process for the 2021 Match will be conducted virtually. We will not host any in-person interview sessions.

After careful review by the Department’s Selection Committee, selected applicants will be invited for an informational call with a member of our faculty and a member of our resident corps. We recognize it can be challenging to make a decision about the next steps in your career without being able to visit the facility and people in person. We hope this allows you to learn more about our program, institution, and community, and to gives us the opportunity to learn more about you. If you decline to schedule this informational call, we will understand that you have decided not to move forward with the interview process.

Interview selection will occur after completion of all scheduled informational calls. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail to select a date.. 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 early November 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.

We recognize many individuals may have delayed USMLE scores or limited sub-internship experiences due to COVID-related scheduling issues. Please rest assured we will take this into consideration when reviewing your application materials.

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.