General Surgery IMG Friendly Programs! Part 2

-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


MAINE (1)

1. MAINE MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: James F Whiting MD

Email: whitij@mmc.org

Program Coordinator: Frederica Jackson BA

Email: fjackson@mmc.org

Link: http://www.mmc.org/surgeryresidency

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>245

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE:Hands on clinical experience for at least one year within the past 3 years in a hospital in the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.

YSG: Not specified

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Positions Available: Categorical = 4, Preliminary = 2

No. of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs = 5%, US IMGs = 5%

MARYLAND(6)

1.ST AGNES HEALTHCARE PROGRAM

Program director: Gopal C. Kowdley, MD

Tel: (667) 234-2718

Email: gkowdley@ascension.org

Program Coordinator: Teneka Green

Tel: (667) 234-2718

Email: Teneka.Green@ascension.org

Website link:https://www.stagnes.org/residency/surgical-residency/overview/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Atleast/ Min Step 1: 230, Step 2: 230

ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Clinical experience is not required, PGY1 applicants >1 year since graduation must have research or other medical education pursuits

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical = 3,Preliminary = 4

VISA: J1 visa

No of current IMGs in the program: US IMGs- 55%, NON-US IMGs- 40%

2. MEDSTAR HEALTH (BALTIMORE) PROGRAM

Program director: Margaret W Arnold, MD

Tel:(443) 777-1900

Email: Margaret.Arnold@medstar.net

Program Coordinator:Sheryl Matthews

Tel:(443) 777-7635

Email: Sheryl.R.Matthews@MedStar.net

Website link: https://www.medstarhealth.org/education/residency-programs/general-surgery-baltimore

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Min score in Step 1, Step 2ck - 215; No minimum required scores.

USCE: Not mentioned

LOR'S: 3 Lor's (one LOR should be from the chairman of the Department of Surgery at the applicant's medical school; two additional letters of recommendation can be from faculty or colleagues)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

Application deadline: December 1

YSG: <2 years; (<5 yrs for PGY-1 applicants)

No of positions: Categorical = 3, Preliminary = 6

VISA: Only J1

No of current Img's in the program: Non-US IMGs = 15%, US IMGS = 0

3.SINAI HOSPITAL OF BALTIMORE

Program director: Marcie Feinman MD, MEHP, FACS

Email:mfeinman@lifebridgehealth.org

Program Coordinator: Stephanie Taylor BS

Tel: (410) 601-6412

E-mail: sttaylor@lifebridgehealth.org

Website link:https://www.lifebridgehealth.org/Sinai/SinaiHospitalGeneralSurgeryResidencyProgram.aspx

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Min Step 1-225, Step 2-230

ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not mentioned

YSG: <3 years

Application deadline: ERAS Submissions may begin when ERAS opens, first come first serve basis. So apply asap.

No of positions: Categorical = 4, Preliminary = none

VISA: J1 visa only.

No of current Img's in the program: Non us imgs-11%, Us imgs- 16%

4.ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program director: Alejandro Gandsas

Program Coordinator:Melissa Keener

Tel:(443) 481-4142

Website link: http://www.aahs.org

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Min scores Step 1, Step 2:220

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical = 3, Preliminary = none

VISA: J1 only

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMGs: 7%, US IMGs: 33%

5.UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROGRAM

Program director: Stephen M Kavic MD

Program Coordinator: Sarah Kidd-Romero

Phone:(410) 328-5878

Email: skidd@som.umaryland.edu

Address: University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Greene Street

Baltimore, MD 21201.

Website link: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/surgery.asp

Program type: University based

USMLE SCORES: no minimum required scores.

USCE: No previous U.S. clinical experience is required to apply to the program

LOR'S: three letters of recommendation (no Chair LOR required)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Yes

Application deadline: December 31st.

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: 6 Categorical, 7 Preliminary

VISA: J1

No of current Img's in the program: Non US IMGs: 8%, US IMG’S:13%

6.JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Program director:Pamela Lipsett

Program Coordinator:Effie Fafaleos

Tel:(410) 955-6797

Tel: (410) 955-3739

Website link:http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery

Program type: University Hospital

USMLE SCORES: MinStep 1: 220, Step 2: 220

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: < 5 years

Application deadline:10/15/2022

No of positions: Categorical:6, Preliminary: 12

VISA: J1 visa sponsored

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: 33 %, Us img’s: 3%

Benefits: On-site child care, Program allows residents/fellows beyond PGY1 to moonlight

MASSACHUSETTS (9)

1.BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Donald T Hess MD

E-mail: donald.hess@bmc.org

Program Coordinator: Lana Ketlere

Tel: (617) 638-8442

E-mail: lana.ketlere@bmc.org

Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/generalsurgery

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 215, Step 2: 230

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Unknown

LOR: 3

YSG: Unknown

No. of positions: Categorical = 5, Preliminary = 4

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

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

2.BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program Director: Stephanie L Nitzschke MD

Tel: (617) 732-7715

E-mail: surgeryeducation@bwh.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator: Sarah Broughton Herd

Tel: (617) 732-6861

E-mail: surgeryeducation@bwh.harvard.edu

Website:http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/medical_professionals/surged/Default.aspx

Program type: University based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 200, Step 2: -

USCE: unknown

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

Application deadline: Unknown

YSG: unknown

LORs: 3

No of positions: 16, Cat - 2, Prelim -14

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

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMGs: 6%, US IMGs: 1%

3. BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Tara Sotsky Kent MD, MS

Tel: (617) 632-9236

E-mail: surgedu@bidmc.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator: Rachel Sampson MBA

Tel: (617) 632-9236

E-mail: rsampson@bidmc.harvard.edu

Website: http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu/surgery

Program type: university based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 210, Step 2: -210

USCE: unknown

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: 11/1/2022

YSG: unknown

No of positions: Categorical = 9, Prelim = 5

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

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG - 12%, US IMGs: 0

4.LAHEY CLINIC PROGRAM

Program Director: Dmitry Nepomnayshy MD

Tel: (781) 744-8585

E-mail: dmitry.nepomnayshy@lahey.org

Program Coordinator: Stacey Walsh

E-mail: stacey.a.walsh@lahey.org

Website:http://www.lahey.org/Professionals/ResidentsFellows/Index_resident.asp

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Required, minimum not specified

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: - Not specified

YSG: < 3 years

Application deadline: - 10/10/2022

No of positions: Categorical = 5, Preliminary = not offered

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 14%, US IMG: 5%

5.MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program Director:John T Mullen MD

E-mail: jmullen@partners.org

Program Coordinator: Barbara A Wolf

Tel: (617) 726-2800

E-mail: bwolf3@partners.org

Website:https://www.massgeneral.org/surgery/education-and-training/surgical-residency-program

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores:=No minimum

USCE: Not required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: not required

Application deadline: - 10/10/2022

YSG: 2 years

No of positions: Categorical = 4 Preliminary = 13,

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

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMGs: 4%, US IMG: 1%

6.ST ELIZABETH'S MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director:Scott G Prushik MD

Tel: (617) 789-3309

E-mail: scott.prushik@steward.org

Program Coordinator:Kerrie DeVasto

Tel: (617) 789-2990

E-mail: kerrie.devasto@steward.org

Website: https://www.semc.org/about-us/residencies-fellowships/surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE Scores: Step1: 215, Step 2: 215

USCE: Not required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

YSG: < 5 years

No of positions: Categorical = 3, prelim: no

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

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

7.TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Jeffrey T Cooper MD

Tel: (617) 636-5891

Program Coordinator:Annette Cerulli

Tel: (617) 636-5891

E-mail: acerulli@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Website:

http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Departments-and-Services/Surgery/Training-Education/General-Surgery-Residency.aspx

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 230, Step 2: 230

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not required

Application deadline: - 10/24/2022

YSG: <2 years

No of positions: Categorical = 4, Prelim = 5

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current IMGs in the program: Non US IMG: 5%, US IMG: 0%

8.UMASS CHAN-BAYSTATE PROGRAM, SPRINGFIELD, MA

Program Director: Neal E Seymour MD

Tel: (413) 794-5161

E-mail: neal.seymour@baystatehealth.org

Program coordinator: Joy Isotti

Tel: (413) 794-5165

E-mail: joy.isotti@baystatehealth.org

Website: https://www.baystatehealth.org/education-research/education/residencies/

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 210, Step 2: 210

USCE: - Not required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: - 12/1/2022

YSG: 5 years

No of positions:10, Prelim: yes

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current Img's in the program: US IMG: 1.8%

9.UMASS CHAN MEDICAL SCHOOL PROGRAM. WORCESTER, MA

Program Director: Jennifer Lafemina MD

Tel: (508) 856-3744

E-mail: jennifer.lafemina@umassmemorial.org

Program coordinator: Mary Cawley

Tel: (508) 856-3744

E-mail: mary.cawley@umassmed.edu

Website:http://www.umassmed.edu/surgery/fellow_residency/surgery_residency/

Program type: University-based

USMLE Scores: Step1: 225, Step 2: 230

USCE: - required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: nil

Application deadline: - 9/21/2022

YSG: 2 years

LOR: 3

No of positions:12, Prelim: - yes

Visa: J-1 Sponsorship through ECFMG

No of current Img's in the program:

US IMGs: 9.4% Non US IMG: 0

MICHIGAN (11)

1. HENRY FORD HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program director: Ann Woodward MD

E-mail: awoodwa1@hfhs.org

Program Coordinator: Grace A Pacini

Tel: (313) 916-3056

E-mail: gpacini1@hfhs.org

Website link: https://www.henryford.com/hcp/med-ed/residencies-fellowships/hfh/surgery

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

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

ECFMG certification: ECFMG certificate at the time of application is highly desirable, but not necessary.

USCE: Research or other medical education pursuits (clinical experience not required) if year since graduation >1 year. Prior U.S. experience is not necessary, however, it is highly desirable.

YSG: 6 years

No of positions: 6 categorical, 2-3 preliminary positions

VISA: J1 visa

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 20%, US-IMGs - 9%

2. SPECTRUM HEALTH/MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Program director: Mathew Chung MD

Program Coordinator: Karie Hilley

Tel: (616) 391-1405

E-mail: karie.hilley@spectrumhealth.org

Website link: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/medical-education/residencies/general-surgery-residency

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 >240, Step 2CK >250

ECFMG certification: Not specified

USCE: Do not require prior experience to apply to the program

YSG: 2 years

No of positions: Categorical - 8, Preliminary - 6 (tracks not specified)

VISA: J1 visa

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 5%, US-IMGs-5%

3.DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER/WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Program director: David Edelman MD

Program Coordinator: Dana Cooley

Tel: (313) 577-5009

E-mail: dcoole@med.wayne.edu

Website link: https://wsusurgery.com/residency-programs/surgical-residencies/general-surgery-residency/

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Step 1- 220, Step 2 CK - 225

ECFMG certification: Required

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

YSG: <3 years

No of positions: Categorical -7, Prelim positions - Offered, but number not specified

VISA: J1, F1-OPT (must convert from F1-OPT to J1 in PGY-1)

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 8%, US-IMGs - 6%

4. SPARROW HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program director: Hugh Lindsey MD

Tel: (517) 364-5388

E-mail: hugh.lindsey@sparrow.org

Program Coordinator: Carla Crowe BS

Tel: (517) 364-5902

E-mail: carla.crowe@sparrow.org

Website link:https://sparrowgeneralsurgeryresidency.org/residency

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 - 230, Step 2 CK - 240

ECFMG certification: Required

USCE: 1 year

LOR: 3, prefer all surgical faculty

YSG: <2 years

No of positions: 5 categorical, no preliminary positions

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: US-IMGs - 20%, Non-US IMGs - 0%

5. BEAUMONT HEALTH (ROYAL OAK) PROGRAM

Program director:Felicia A Ivascu MD, BSE

Tel: (248) 898-2674

E-mail: felicia.ivascu@beaumont.org

Program Coordinator: Krista Hughes

Tel: (248) 898-2674

E-mail: krista.hughes@beaumont.org

Website link: https://www.beaumont.edu/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/surgery-general/general-surgery-residency-royal-oak

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 & Step 2 CK - >220

ECFMG certification: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 6, Preliminary - 2 (non-designated)

VISA: J1 & H1B

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

6.ST JOSEPH MERCY ANN ARBOR PROGRAM

Program director: David Heidt MD

E-mail: david_heidt@ihacares.com

Program Coordinator: Erin Madden

Tel: (734) 712-7352

E-mail: erin.madden@stjoeshealth.org

Website link: https://www.stjoeshealth.org/graduate-medical-education/st-joseph-mercy-ann-arbor/general-surgery/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 & Step 2 CK >240 in the first attempt

ECFMG certification: Required

USCE: 2 months

YSG: 1 year

No of positions: Categorical - 5

VISA: J1

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

7. ASCENSION ST JOHN HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program director:Edhayan Elango MD

E-mail: elango.edhayan@ascension.org

Program Coordinator: Holly M Siegert

Tel: (313) 343-7849

E-mail: holly.siegert@ascension.org

Website link: http://www.sjhsurgery.com/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 & Step 2 CK >210

ECFMG certification: Not specified

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

YSG: <5 years

No of positions: Categorical - 5, Preliminary - 2

VISA: J1, F1 - OPT

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 8%, US-IMGs - 4%

8. ST JOSEPH MERCY-OAKLAND PROGRAM

Program director: Amy Braddock MD

E-mail - amy.braddock@stjoeshealth.org

Program Coordinator:Tracy Davis

Tel - (248) 858-3234

E-mail - tracy.davis@stjoeshealth.org

Website link: https://www.stjoeshealth.org/graduate-medical-education/st-joseph-mercy-oakland/general-surgery/applicants

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 > 220, Step 2 not required at the time of application

ECFMG certification: Not required

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3

YSG: <2 years

No. of positions: Categorical - 2, Preliminary - 4

VISA: J1

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

9. CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program director:Cristina M Nituica MD

E-mail - nitui1cm@cmich.edu

Program Coordinator:Alexis Hadaway MPH

Tel - (989) 746-7857

E-mail - cmedsurgery@cmich.edu

Website link: https://www.cmich.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-medicine/education/residency/general-surgery

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 > 220

ECFMG certification: Required

USCE: Required

YSG: < 3 years

No of positions: Categorical - 4, Preliminary - not offered

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: IMGs - 50% (no visa status of IMGs on website)

10. WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY HOMER STRYKER MD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program director: Saad A A Shebrain MD

Tel - (269) 337-6260

E-mail - gensurg@med.wmich.edu

Program Coordinator: Cynthia R Shattuck

Tel - (269) 337-6256

E-mail - cynthia.shattuck@med.wmich.edu

Website link: https://med.wmich.edu/node/68

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 CK > 220 in first attempt

ECFMG certification: Not required at the time of application

USCE: 1 year of US or Canadian experience

YSG: < 2 years

No of positions: Categorical - 5 (4 general surgery and 1 rural surgery), Preliminary - not offered

VISA: J1

No of current IMGs in the program: US-IMGs - 19%

11. ASCENSION PROVIDENCE/MSUCHM PROGRAM

Program director: William F Oppat MD, MS

E-mail - william.oppat@ascension.org

Program Coordinator:Amy Turik

Tel - (248) 849-8902

Email - amy.turik@ascension.org

Website link: https://www.gs.apmeded.org/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 CK > 220, no attempts

ECFMG certification:

USCE: Clinical experience not required, research or other medical education pursuits preferred if >1 year since graduation

YSG: < 5 years

No of positions: Categorical - 3, Preliminary - 6

VISA: J1 and H1B

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 35%, US-IMGs - 26%

MINNESOTA(3)

1.MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE (ROCHESTER) PROGRAM:

Program director:John Stulak

E-mail: mgsm.roch.mn.surgery@mayo.edu

Program Coordinator: Teresa Enger

Tel: (507) 284-8240