Enhanced Opportunity for Gator Surgical Residency Exposure Program

Program Description:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL has created a visiting elective program to increase the exposure of our general surgery residency program to students from a wide array of backgrounds. The program consists of a 4-week elective from July – October across our many surgical subspecialties available for 4th-year student rotations.four surgeons stand around an operating table

Accepted students will be paired with a faculty and resident advisor for the duration of their rotation experience. Exposure to the wide breadth of research opportunities available at the University of Florida will be part of the rotation experience, in addition to networking opportunities and meetings with the residency program director and M4 clerkship director. A stipend up to $2,000 will be provided to qualified students to defray the cost of participating in an away rotation.

University of Florida General Surgery Residency:

Our 7-year residency program provides residents with a breadth of clinical and operative exposure to common and complex cases in acute care surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, surgical oncology, and vascular surgery. UF Health Shands has 55 operating rooms with more than 29,000 cases performed annually. It is a Level 1 trauma center where there are over 3000 trauma admissions annually. We accept 6 categorical residents per year and have fellowships in acute care surgery, surgical critical care, burn, pediatric surgery, and vascular. We have both an integrated residency and independent fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as cardiothoracic surgery.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current medical student pursuing a medical degree at a LCME or AOA accredited medical school
  • Must be in good academic standing at their respective medical school and in the final year of undergraduate medical education
  • Successful completion of all required third year clerkships
  • Must be able to rotate during the July – October time frame

Application Requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Completed Qualtrics application 
  • You are required to submit an application through AAMC VSLO. Please note if accepted into the program that it is conditional, contingent upon institutional approval of the AAMC VSLO application.

How to apply:

Completed applications should be submitted online via the secure Qualtrics link. The application deadline is May 15, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until spots are filled. Application submissions received after the deadline may be considered if space allows. If selected, you will be notified by May 22, 2024.