General Surgery IMG Friendly Programs! Part 1

-PART 1 INCLUDES ALABAMA TO LOUISIANA

-PART 2 INCLUDES MAINE TO NEW JERSEY

-PART 3 INCLUDES NEW YORK TO OKLAHOMA

-PART 4 INCLUDES PENNSYLVANIA TO VERMONT

-PART 5 INCLUDES VIRGINIA TO WISCONSIN



TOTAL POST ARE 5 BLOG ENTRIES COVERING ALL 50 STATES!


This post includes:

1.State wise list on IMG friendly General Surgery Programs.

2.Contact information of the programs

3.Application Requirements


ALABAMA(1)

1.UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Britney Corey MD

Tel: (205) 934-9600

Email:blprince@uabmc.edu

Program Coordinator:Rachael McDonald

Tel: (205) 934-6239

Email:generalsurgery@uabmc.edu

Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/surgery/education/residents/gsr

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 required >196; Step 2 >209

ECFMG certificate at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: <5 years

Application deadline: 10/1/2022

Positions Available: 7 Categorical; 1 Preliminary positions

VISA: J-1, H1-B, and F-1 Visas sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=10%; US IMG= 6%

ARIZONA (4)

1. UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE-TUCSON PROGRAM

Program director: Valentine N Nfonsam MD, MS

E-mail: vnfonsam@surgery.arizona.edu

Program Coordinator: Debbie S Boggs BA

Tel: (520) 626-7747

E-mail: dboggs@surgery.arizona.edu

Website link: https://surgery.arizona.edu/education/residency-programs/general-surgery/overview

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: >230 in Step 1 and Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3, Applicants currently in post-graduate training must provide a letter of reference from their current Program Director

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: 8 categorical, preliminary positions offered - number not specified

VISA: J1

% current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 4%, US-IMGs - 0

2. MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE (ARIZONA) PROGRAM

Program director: Nitin Mishra MD, MPH, MS

E-mail: mishra.nitin@mayo.edu

Program Coordinator: Leah Moore

Tel: (480) 342-0865

E-mail: moore.leah@mayo.edu

Website link: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/residencies-and-fellowships/general-surgery-residency-arizona/

Program type: Community-based University affiliated

USMLE scores: >235 in Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 required if H1B desired

ECFMG certification: Not specified

USCE: Research or other medical education pursuits (clinical experience not required) if gap of >1 year after medical school graduation

LOR: 4 (minimum 3 with one chair letter included)

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: 4 categorical, 2 preliminary

VISA: J1 and H1B

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 22%, US-IMGs - 4%

3. MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY GME CONSORTIUM / MOUNTAIN VISTA PROGRAM

Program director: Rob Schuster MD

E-mail: robschuster@hotmail.com

Program Coordinator:Ruben Ortiz

Tel: (480) 373-2370

E-mail: ruben.ortiz@steward.org

Website link: https://www.mvmedicalcenter.org/mvmc-general-surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based University affiliated

USMLE scores: >225 in Step 1 and Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: 3 categorical

VISA: J1 and H1B

No of current IMGs in the program: US-IMGs=7%, Non-US IMGs = 0

4.CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (PHOENIX) PROGRAM

Program Director: Keith H Paley MD

Email: keith_paley@creighton.edu

Program Coordinator:Lila L Mirza BS

Tel: (602) 344-5445

E-mail: lilamirza@creighton.edu

Link: https://www.creighton.edu/arizona-health/residencies-fellowships/residency-programs/surgery

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 required >220; Step 2 >225

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

LOR: 3 letters, must include surgeons who can evaluate your performance during a general surgery clerkship.

YSG: < 2 years

Application deadline: 12/31/2022

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 8 Categorical; 12 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=6%; US IMG= 0%

CALIFORNIA (12)

1. CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM-LOS ANGELES

Program Director: Farin Amersi MD

Program coordinator: Van Chau BA

Tel: (310) 423-6637

E-mail: van.chau@cshs.org

Website : https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/education/graduate-medical/residency/general-surgery.htmlProgram type: Community Hospital

USMLE Scores: Min. Step1: 220 Min.Step 2: nil

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: October 31

No of positions: Categorical: 5, Prelim: Not specified

Visa: J1 visa sponsored

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMGs: 3%, US IMG: 0

2.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA(SAN FRANCISCO)/ FRESNO PROGRAM

Program Director: Mary Wolfe MD

Email:mwolfemd@communitymedical.org

Program Coordinator:Valerie Pamatmat

Tel: (559) 459-5196

E-mail: valerie.pamatmat@ucsf.edu

Link: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 required >230; Step 2 no minimum score required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Notspecified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: December 1

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 0 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG= 4%

3.KAWEAH DELTA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT (KDHCD) PROGRAM

Program Director: Sebastiano Cassaro MD

Tel: (559) 624-5225

E-mail: scassa@kaweahhealth.org

Program coordinator: Jennifer Carrillo BS

Tel: (559) 624-5220

E-mail: jbonilla@kaweahhealth.org

Website:https://www.kaweahdelta.org/GME-Residency-Programs/Surgery.aspx

Program type: community hospital

USMLE Scores: Min. Step 1: 225, Min. Step 2: 225

USCE: Not specified

Requires ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

YSG:Not specified

No of positions: Categorical: 3, Preliminary: 2

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMGs: nil, US IMGs: 6%

4.LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY HEALTH EDUCATION CONSORTIUM PROGRAM

Program Director: Jukes P Namm MD

E-mail: jpnamm@llu.edu

Program coordinator: Amy Albright

Tel: (909) 558-4289

E-mail: AAlbright@llu.edu

Website:http://www.llusurgery.org

Program type: University affiliated

USMLE Scores: Min. Step1: 230, Min. Step 2: 230

USCE: Not specified

LOR:minimum of 3 submitted for consideration with one of those letters from the Program Director or the Chairman of Surgery.

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

Application deadline:

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: Categorical: 5, Preliminary 10

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMGs: 9%, US IMGs: 2%

5. SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM. FRENCH CAMP, CA

Program Director: Frederick Cason MD

E-mail: fcason@sjgh.org

Program coordinator :Carla J Coleman

Tel: (209) 468-6620

E-mail: ccoleman@sjgh.org

Website:https://www.gme.sanjoaquingeneral.org/surgery-home.html

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 220 Step 2: 225

USCE: Not specified

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

Application deadline: Not specified

YSG:Not specified

No of positions: Categorical: 3, Preliminary: 3

Visa: Do not sponsor visas.

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMGs=0, US IMGs=23%

6.SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL PROGRAM, SANTA BARBARA, CA

Program Director:Jeffrey M Gauvin MD, MS

Tel: (805) 569-7316

E-mail: vcampuza@sbch.org

Program coordinator:Veronica L Campuzano

Tel: (805) 569-7316

E-mail: vcampuza@sbch.org

Website: https://www.cottagehealth.org/medical-professionals/residency-programs/general-surgery/

Program type: Community-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 236-245 Step 2: not required

USCE: Not required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: No

Application deadline: 1/31/2023

YSG: 3 years

No of positions: Categorical: 5, Does not offer preliminary intern positions.

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMG: 0 US IMG: 6%

7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS HEALTH PROGRAM

Program Director: Edgardo S Salcedo MD

Tel: (916) 734-2724

E-mail: jmdamon@ucdavis.edu

Program coordinator: Jennifer Hibbs

Tel: (916) 734-2724

E-mail: jmdamon@ucdavis.edu

Website :https://health.ucdavis.edu/surgery/education/

Program type: University-based

USMLE Min Score: Step1 and Step 2 required, no minimum score requirement

USCE: required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

YSG: 10

No of positions: Categorical: 9 (military match - 2, Preliminary: Airforce=10-12, Civilian=4-5 positions

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs: 0.4% US IMGs: 0.4%

8.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (IRVINE) PROGRAM. ORANGE, CA

Program Director: Brian R Smith MD

E-mail: skwatson@hs.uci.edu

Program coordinator: Stephanie K Watson MPA

Tel: (714) 509-2377

E-mail: skwatson@hs.uci.edu

Website :http://www.surgery.uci.edu/

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step 1:220, Step 2: 236-245

USCE: Not specified

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

Application deadline: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical: 6, Prelim: yes

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: US IMGs=3%

9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO (EAST BAY) PROGRAM. OAKLAND, CA

Program Director: Barnard J Palmer MD, MEd

Tel: (510) 437-4965

E-mail: jbartolome@alamedahealthsystem.org

Program coordinator:Jonathan Bartolome

Tel: (510) 437-4743

E-mail: jbartolome@alamedahealthsystem.org

Website:https://eastbaysurgery.ucsf.edu/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step 1:215, Step 2: 215

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

Application deadline: 1/1/2023

YSG: 10

No of positions: Categorical=7, Preliminary=9

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs=0%, US IMGs=6%

10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (SAN DIEGO) MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM. SAN DIEGO, CA

Program Director:Garth Jacobsen MD

Tel: (619) 471-3859

E-mail: gjacobsen@ucsd.edu

Program coordinator: Lupita Nuno

Tel: (858) 657-7025

E-mail: gnuno@ucsd.edu

Website:https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/surgery/education/residency/general-surgery/Pages/default.aspx

Program type: University based

USMLE Scores: Required

USCE: Not specified

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: November 1st

No of positions: Categorical=7, no preliminary positions

Visa: Not specified

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs: 2% US IMGs: 2%

11. STANFORD HEALTH CARE-SPONSORED STANFORD UNIVERSITY PROGRAM STANFORD, CA

Program Director: David A Spain MD

E-mail: dspain@stanford.edu

Program coordinator:Anita Hagan

Tel: (650) 725-2181

E-mail: anita.hagan@stanford.edu

Website:http://med.stanford.edu/gensurg/

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step 1 and step 2 required, no minimum

USCE: 1 year required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

YSG: < 2 years

Application deadline: October 1

No of positions: Categorical: 7, Preliminary: 6

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG, H1-B, F-1 (OPT Program)

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMGs: 2% US IMGs: 0%

12. LOS ANGELES COUNTY-HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM, TORRANCE, CA

Program Director:Angela Neville MD

E-mail: rmmorrison@lundquist.org

Program Coordinator:Roxanne M Morrison

Tel: (424) 306-8070

E-mail: rmmorrison@lundquist.org

Website :http://www.harbor-ucla.org/surgery/

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 220, Step 2: 220

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: - Not specified

YSG: Not specified

No. of positions: Categorical = 6, Prelim = 13

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG, F-1 (OPT Program)

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMGs: 2%, US IMGs: 17%

COLORADO(1)

1.UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO PROGRAM

Program Director: Mark Nehler MD

Fax: (303) 724-2682

E-mail:mark.nehler@cuanschutz.edu

Program Coordinator:Claire Travis

Tel: (303) 724-2685

E-mail:claire.travis@cuanschutz.edu

Link: http://residency.cusurgery.com

Program type:University-based

USMLE SCORES: No minimum Step1 or Step 2 score required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: November 15

VISA: J-1, H1-B, and F-1 Visas sponsored

Positions Available: 11 Categorical; 9 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=2%; US IMG= 0%

CONNECTICUT(5)

1.UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PROGRAM

Program director:Brian Shames

E-mail: shames@uchc.edu

Program Coordinator: Janice Hutchison

Email:hutchison@uchc.edu

Phone: (860) 679-3467

Website link: https://health.uconn.edu/graduate-medical-education/general-surgery-residency-program/application/

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES:They do not have minimum for USMLE scores

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not required

VISA: J1 visa sponsored through ecfmg

Application deadline: Will begin reviewing applications on October 6.

No of positions: Categorical: 6, Preliminary: PGY1: 8, PGY2: 4

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: 4%, Us img’s: 16%

2. YALE-NEW HAVEN MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program director:Peter Yoo

Email: peter.yoo@yale.edu

Tel: (203) 785-5273

Program Coordinator: Ania Shea

Tel: (203) 785-7890

E-mail: ania.shea@yale.edu

Website link: https://medicine.yale.edu/surgery/education/program/apply/

Program type: University Hospital

USMLE SCORES: Min Step 1:235

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

VISA: J1, H1B

Application deadline: They review completed applications in September and October.

No of positions: Categorical: 8, Preliminary: 8

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: 16 %, Us img’s: 1%

3.DANBURY HOSPITAL PROGRAM:

Program director: Royd Fukumoto

Email: royd.fukumoto@NuvanceHealth.org

Program Coordinator: Meryl Glasser

Tel: (203) 739-6013

E-mail: meryl.glasser@nuvancehealth.org

Website link: https://learning.nuvancehealth.org/residency-programs/general-surgery-residency-program-at-danbury-hospital/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: no strict minimum requirements

USCE: Not required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Yes

YSG: 1 year

VISA: J1, H1B

Application deadline: September 29

No of positions: 4Categorical, 3 Preliminary

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: 4%, Us img’s: 30%

4. ST MARY'S HOSPITAL (WATERBURY) PROGRAM

Program director: John A Palesty MD

Email: joan.cristiano@TrinityHealthOfNE.org

Program Coordinator: Joan Cristiano

Tel: (203) 709-6479

E-mail: joan.cristiano@trinityhealthofne.org

Website link: http://stmh.org

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 & 2 Scores 240 or above

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

VISA: J1 visa sponsored through ecfmg

No of positions: 2 Categorical, 2 Preliminary

% IMGs in the program: Unknown

5.QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY FRANK H NETTER MD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (WATERBURY HOSPITAL) PROGRAM:

Program director: Scott H Kurtzman MD, MS

Tel: (203) 573-7257

Email: scott.kurtzman@wtbyhosp.org

Program Coordinator: Deborah Cipriano

Tel: (203) 573-7256

E-mail: deborah.cipriano@wtbyhosp.org

Website link: https://www.waterburyhospital.org/graduate-medical-education/surgical-residency/program-overview/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Min Step 1 & 2 Scores 220 or above

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: 6 months to 1 year

LOR'S: 3

Application deadline: December 1

YSG: < 5 yrs

No of positions: 2 Categorical: , 2 Preliminary

VISA: J1

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: %, Us img’s: %

FLORIDA (13)

1. CLEVELAND CLINIC (FLORIDA) PROGRAM

Program director: Raul J Rosenthal MD

Tel: (954) 659-5815

E-mail: rosentr@ccf.org

Program Coordinator: Richard Nagle

Tel: (954) 659-5473

E-mail: nagler@ccf.org

Website link: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/florida/medical-professionals/education/graduate-medical-education/general-surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based

USMLE scores:>240 in Step 1 and Step 2 CK, first attempt

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Strongly preferred

YSG: < 5 years

No of positions: 3 Categorical, 3 preliminary

VISA: J1, H1B, F1 (OPT)

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US-IMGs - 47%, US-IMG - 27%

2. MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE (JACKSONVILLE) PROGRAM

Program director: Enrique Elli MD

Program Coordinator: Erin Rodriguez

Tel: (904) 953-9848

E-mail: rodriguez.erin@mayo.edu

Website link: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/residencies-and-fellowships/general-surgery-residency-florida/

Program type: Community-based University affiliated

USMLE scores: >220 in Step 1 and >230 in Step 2 CK, Step 3 if H1B visa preferred

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 2

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: 3 categorical, 3 preliminary

VISA: J1, H1B

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs: 13%, US-IMG - 7%

3. HCA HEALTHCARE/USF MORSANI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GME: BRANDON REGIONAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program director:Subhasis Misra MD

Tel: (813) 916-2349

E-mail:subhasis.misra@hcahealthcare.com

Program Coordinator: Evan Marmerstein

Tel: (813) 916-2349

E-mail: evan.marmerstein@hcahealthcare.com

Website link: https://www.hcafloridahealthcare.com/for-medical-professionals/graduate-medical-education/brandon-hospital/requirements

Program type: Community-based University affiliated

USMLE scores: >225 in step 1 and step 2

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Preferred

USCE: Preferred

YSG:Within 2 years of graduation preferred. Up to 5 years with advanced clinical experience, such as a prior internship or residency.

No of positions: 20 categorical, 4 preliminary

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 11%, US-IMGs - 44%

4. ADVENTHEALTH FLORIDA PROGRAM

Program director: Scott W Bloom MD

Program Coordinator: Maria C Cepero

Tel: (407) 303-7203

E-mail: maria.cepero@adventhealth.com

Website link: https://www.adventhealth.com/adventhealth-graduate-medical-education/general-surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based University affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 CK required, first attempt

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not required

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3 from surgeons

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical = 4

VISA: J1, H1B, F1 (OPT)

No of current IMGs in the program: US-IMGs - 10%, Non-US IMGs - 0

5. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI/JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM PROGRAM

Program director: Danny S Sleeman MD

E-mail: surgicaleducationmiami@med.miami.edu

Program Coordinator: Tanya Spencer

Tel: (305) 585-1280

E-mail: tspencer@med.miami.edu

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