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General Surgery IMG Friendly Programs! Part 1

-PART 1 INCLUDES ALABAMA TO LOUISIANA



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Address:

Program type: Community-based university affiliation

USMLE scores: > 230 in Step 1 and >220 in Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: 7 categorical, preliminary positions offered, number varies - not specified

VISA: J1

% of IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs: 22%, US-IMGs - 14%

6. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA MORSANI PROGRAM

Program director: Adham Saad MD

Tel: (813) 538-0577

E-mail: amberthomas2@usf.edu

Program Coordinator: Margaret Child

Tel: (813) 974-0078

E-mail: mmchild@usf.edu

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: >220 in Step1 and Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: 6 categorical general surgery, two Interventional Radiology PGY-, and 4 preliminary positions, 2 preliminary positions available for a second clinical year of general surgery.

VISA: J1

% of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 7%, US-IMGs - 12%


7. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI/JFK MEDICAL CENTER PALM BEACH REGIONAL GME CONSORTIUM PROGRAM

Program director: Heidi Bahna MD

Tel: (561) 548-1711

E-mail: hbahna@med.miami.edu

Program Coordinator: Anna Volkodav MBA

E-mail: axv846@med.miami.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: >220 in Step 1 and >210 in Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Clinical experience not required, research/other medical pursuits encouraged if >1year of graduation from medical school.

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: 3 categorical

VISA: J1

% of IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 17%, US-IMGs - 0

8. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROGRAM

Program director:George A Sarosi MD

E-mail: george.sarosi@surgery.ufl.edu

Program Coordinator: Ashley J Counts MHA, EdD

Tel: (352) 265-0916

E-mail: ashley.counts@surgery.ufl.edu

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: >220 in step 1 and step 2 CK, Step 3

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required, unless currently in medical school

USCE: Required if YOG>1 year

YSG: < 3 years

No of positions: 6 categorical, offers preliminary positions - number not specified

VISA: J1 and F1(OPT)

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

9. FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program director:Lawrence Lottenberg MD

E-mail: llottenberg@health.fau.edu

Program Coordinator: Gretchen Lynch

E-mail: lynchg@health.fau.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1, Step 2 required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Preferred

YSG: < 3 years

No of positions: 7 categorical, and 5 preliminary

VISA: J1 visa sponsored

% of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 16%, US- IMGs - 16%

10. HCA HEALTHCARE: EAST FLORIDA DIVISION GME: KENDALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program director: Mark G McKenney MD, MBA

Program Coordinator: Jorge Mendieta MBA

E-mail: jorge.mendieta@hcahealthcare.com

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: >220 in Step 1 and >235 in Step 2 CK

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Research or other medical education pursuits (clinical experience not required) if YOG > 1 year

LOR: 3

YSG: < 2 years

No of positions: 5 Categorical, 4 Preliminary

VISA: J1

% of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 8%, US-IMGs - 52%


11. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE JACKSONVILLE PROGRAM

Program director: Marie L Crandall MD, MPH

Tel: (904) 244-6631

E-mail: marie.crandall@jax.ufl.edu

Program Coordinator: Eugenia Strong

Tel: (904) 244-3903

E-mail: eugenia.strong@jax.ufl.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: >210 in Step 1 and Step 2 CK

Other: Must have a high pass or honors grade on both surgery and internal medicine 3rd year core clerkships

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Clinical experience not required, but if YSG>1 year research or other medical pursuits preferred

LOR: 3

YSG: <1 year

No of positions: 5 categorical, 5 preliminary

VISA: J1

% of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 3%, US-IMGs - 23%


12.UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL AND CLINICS PROGRAM

Program Director: Handel Robinson MD

Email:hrobinson@med.miami.edu

Program Coordinator:Bibiana Avendano

Tel: (954) 938-3381

E-mail: baa125@med.miami.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>210; Step 2 score> 225

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not required

LOR: Three letters of recommendation (categorical applicants must have a Department Chair Letter)

YSG: < 5 years

Application deadline: 11/1/2022

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

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

% IMGs in the program: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG= 25%


13.HCA HEALTHCARE/ MERCER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/ ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: David Lind MD

Email:Lori.Mcmann@hcahealthcare.com

Program Coordinator:Christopher Burrows

Tel: (904) 639-2005

Email: christopher.burrows@hcahealthcare.com

Address: 2001 Kingsley Avenue

Orange Park, FL 32073

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>219; Step 2 score> 233

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 3 Preliminary positions

% IMGs in the program: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG= 9%


GEORGIA(6)

1.EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program Director: Jahnavi Srinivasan MD

Email:jsrini2@emory.edu

Program Coordinator:Mary Ann Garcia- Bowerman

(404) 727-4310

Email:mary.ann.garcia@emory.edu

Tel: (404) 727-0093

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>235; No Step 2 score minimum required

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Yes

LOR: 3

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: November 1

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 10 Categorical; 4 Preliminary positions

% IMGs in the program: Non- US IMG=4%; US IMG= 4%


2.MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program Director: Shaneeta Johnson MD

Email:shajohnson@msm.edu

Program Coordinator:Montreka Dansby

(404) 616-7847

Email:mdansby@msm.edu

Tel: (404) 616-7847

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>230; Step 2>230

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Yes

LOR: 3, The letters must be current as of 18 months prior to being sent to the residency or fellowship program in ERAS

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: December 1

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 3 Preliminary positions

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


3.WELLSTAR ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Philip Ramsey MD

Email:philip.ramsay@wellstar.org

Program Coordinator:Kathy Fayne

(404) 265-4411

Email: kathy.fayne@wellstar.org

Tel: (404) 265-4411

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>210; Step 2>210

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: if applicable

LOR: 3

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: December 31

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 2 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG= 20%


4.MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA PROGRAM

Program Director:Taranjit Arora MD

Email:tarora@augusta.edu

Program Coordinator:Barbara Shine

(706) 721-2503

Email: bshine@augusta.edu

Tel: (706) 721-2503

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>230

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: NA

LOR: 3

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: NA

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 2 Preliminary positions

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


5.NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Charles Richart MD

Program Coordinator:Kylene Smartis

(770) 219-8731

Email: kylene.smartis@nghs.com

generalsurgerycoordinator@nghs.com

Tel: (770) 219-8731

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>196; No minimum Step 2 score required

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Yes

LOR: 3 to 4

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: NA

VISA: J-1 Visa sponsored

Positions Available: 6 Categorical; 0 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=8%; US IMG= 25%


6.ATRIUM HEALTH NAVICENT THE MEDICAL CENTER/ MERCER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program Director: Dudley Christie MD

Email:christie.dudley@navicenthealth.org

Program Coordinator:Irma Miranda

(478) 633-8101

Email: irma.miranda@atriumthealth.org

Tel: (478) 633-8101

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>230; Step 2>240

Program type: University-based

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Yes

They only accept applications from candidates who will graduate or have graduated from an LCME accredited medical school

LOR: 3, We prefer that one of the three letters be from the chairman of the applicant's surgery department or his designee

USCE: Not specified

YSG: < 1 year

Application deadline: November 30

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

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 0 Preliminary positions

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG= 17%


ILLINOIS (7)


1.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROGRAM. CHICAGO, IL

Program Director: Kevin K Roggin MD

Program coordinator: Carmen M Barr

Tel: (773) 702-6337

E-mail: cbarr@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Not specified

USCE: - Not Required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: october 20

YSG: 5 years

No of positions: Categorical:7 , Prelim: 4

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG: - Yes

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


2. MCGAW MEDICAL CENTER OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM, CHICAGO, IL

Program Director: Amy L Halverson MD

E-mail: amy.halverson@nm.org

Program coordinator: Christina Oberrieder Cid BS

Tel: (312) 926-2016

E-mail: coberrie@nm.org

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: Pass, Step 2: Not specified

USCE: Not specifies

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

YSG: unknown

No of positions: Categorical- 6, Prelim- 4

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

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

3.CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROGRAM, URBANA, IL

Program Director:John H S Kim DO, MPH

E-mail: gsrp@carle.com

Program Coordinator:Jillian Reynolds

Tel: (217) 326-1293

E-mail: jillian.reynolds@carle.com

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 230, Step 2: 240

USCE: Unknown

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: 1/1/2023

YSG:5 years

No of positions:Cat: 7 Prelim: No

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG: - Yes

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 15%, US IMG: 50%

4.LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM. MAYWOOD, IL

Program Director: Steven A De Jong MD

E-mail: sdejong@lumc.edu

Program Coordinator: Kelly Grauel MHA

Tel: (708) 327-3436

E-mail: kelly.grauel@luhs.org

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 220, Step 2: No

USCE: must have 1 year,. Observerships and research are not considered clinical experience. Clerkships at American hospitals are clinical experience.

LOR's: 3 to 4

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: 9/30/2022

YSG:5 years

No of positions: Categorical- 6, Prelim- 11

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 4%, US IMG: 0%

5.SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Program Director: V Prasad Poola MD

E-mail: msmock@siumed.edu

Program Coordinator: Melissa Smock

Tel: (217) 545-4401

E-mail: msmock@siumed.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 220, Step 2: 225

USCE: Required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Nil

Application deadline: 9/22/2022

YSG: 3 years

No of positions: Cat:4 Prelim: No

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

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 11%, US IMG: 0%


6.UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT CHICAGO PROGRAM

Program Director: George E Havelka MD

Tel: (312) 996-6765

E-mail: havelka.geo@gmail.com

Program Coordinator: Hemali J Shah BS

Tel: (312) 996-6765

E-mail: shah34@uic.edu

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 235, Step 2: unknown

USCE: Unknown

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Yes

Application deadline:

LOR's: 3

YSG:

No of positions:14 Categorical- 7, Prelim- 4

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 15%, US IMG: 3%

7.UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT CHICAGO (METROPOLITAN GROUP) PROGRAM

Program Director: Vijay Maker MD

Tel: (773) 296-5347

E-mail: vijay.maker@aah.org

Program Coordinator:Pamela Willis

Tel: (773) 296-7093

E-mail: pam.willis@aah.org

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 222, Step 2: 222

USCE: Unknown

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline:

LORS : 3

YSG: < 7 yrs

No of positions:13 Categorical- 5, Prelim- 8

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 34%, US IMG: 7%

KANSAS (1)


1.HCA HEALTHCARE KANSAS CITY/MENORAH MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM:

Program director: Roger De La Torre

Tel: (913) 498-6537

E-mail: roger.delatorre3@hcahealthcare.com

Program Coordinator: Matt Hotzel

E-mail: matt.hotzel@hcahealthcare.com

Tel: (913) 498-7005

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Program type: Community Hospital

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1, Min. Step 2 - passing scores

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Yes

USCE: hands-on experience preferred

LORs: 3

YSG: < 2 years max

Application deadline:

No of positions: Categorical -5 , Preliminary -0

VISA: J1 Sponsored through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 0% , US IMG's - 53%


KENTUCKY (3)


1.UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (BOWLING GREEN) PROGRAM:

Program director: Shane D O'Keeffe MD

Tel: (270) 796-3330

Program Coordinator: Rachael R Lee BS

E-mail: leerr@mchealth.net

Tel: (270) 745-1394

Program type: Community Hospital

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1, Min. Step 2 - >210; no failures

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: yes

USCE: Not specified

YSG: does not accept applications from candidates who have graduated from medical school more than 24 months prior to the anticipated PGY-1 start dateUNLESS they have been in a training program or in active practice within that time period

No of positions: Categorical - 2

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs -50%


2.UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROGRAM:

Program director: Sandra Beck

Tel: (859) 218-6022

E-mail: sandra.beck@uky.edu

Program Coordinator:

E-mail: lauren.henley@uky.edu

Tel: (859) 218-4840

Website link: https://medicine.uky.edu/departments/surgery/general-surgery-residency

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 -, Min. Step 2 - pass

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: yes

USCE: Not required

LORs: 3

YSG: < 4 years

Application deadline: Oct. 30, 2021

No of positions: Categorical - 8 , Preliminary - 17

VISA: J1

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


3.UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM:

Program director: Matthew V Benns MD

Tel: (502) 852-6191

Program Coordinator: Machenize A Eason

E-mail: m.eason@louisville.edu

Tel: (502) 852-1895

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 ,Min. Step 2 - 225

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application:

USCE:

LORs: 3-5, should be addressed to the Program Director

YSG:

Application deadline:

No of positions: Categorical - , Preliminary -

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs -2 % , US IMG's - 0%


LOUISIANA (3)


1.TULANE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM:

Program director: Rebecca Schroll MD

E-mail: rschroll@tulane.edu

Program Coordinator: Grace Millsaps

E-mail: emillsaps@tulane.edu

Tel: (504) 988-2306

Tel: (504) 988-7123

Program type: University Hospital

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 -220, Min. Step 2 - 230

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application:

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 3

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 5 , Preliminary - 4

VISA: J1

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


2.OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION PROGRAM:

Program director: George M Fuhrman MD

E-mail: gfuhrman@ochsner.org

Program Coordinator: Denise A Pinkston

E-mail: dpinkston@ochsner.org

Tel: (504) 842-6829

Tel: (504) 842-4070

Email: ochsnergeneralsurgery@gmail.com

Website link: https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/general-surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - 225, Min. Step 2 - 230

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: yes

USCE: Prefer applicant to have at least 1 year clinical experience in the United States

LORs: 3

YSG: < 5 years

Application deadline: Sept 28

No of positions: Categorical - 6, Preliminary - 1

VISA: J1

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


3. WILLIS-KNIGHTON HEALTH SYSTEM PROGRAM:

Program director: Gazi B Zibari MD

E-mail: gzibari@wkhs.com

Program Coordinator: Deanna Morse MHA

E-mail: gensurgresidency@wkhs.com

Tel: (318) 212-8527

Tel: (318) 212-8350

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 -, Min. Step 2 - No min, but pass on 1st attempt

We prefer to receive the Step 2 CK score prior to interview

ECFMG certification at the time of application: yes

USCE:

LORs: 3

YSG: < 5 years

Application deadline: January 31st

No of positions: Categorical - 3

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: not available

List Compiled by:

Manju Ramakrishnan

Shivani Mehta

Ugwu Onyinyechukwu Zita

Rachana Punukollu








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