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General Surgery IMG Friendly Programs! Part 4

-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



PENNSYLVANIA(18)

1. ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program Director: Robert K Josloff MD

Tel: (215) 481-7460

Program Coordinator: Rebecca T Augustine

Tel: (215) 481-7320

Email: rebecca.augustine@jefferson.edu

Link: http://www.abingtonhealth.org/academic-programs/resident-training-programs/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

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

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Clinical experience in the US or outside the US

LORs: 3 letters

YSG: 4 Years

Application deadline: 1/15/2023

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 4 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 or F-1 sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=29%; US IMG=10%

2. ST LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program Director: Brian Hoey MD

Email: brian.hoey@sluhn.org

Program Coordinator: Erin M Arnold

Tel: (484) 526-2255

Email:erin.arnold@sluhn.org

Program type: University-based

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

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Clinical experience required - in or outside US

LOR: 3 letters

YSG: 2 years

Application deadline: 12/1/2022

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; No Preliminary Positions

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=19%; US IMG=15%

3.CROZER- CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Mark B Kahn MD

Email:mark.kahn@crozer.org

Program Coordinator: Maria Fuentes BA

maria.fuentes@crozer.org

Link: http://www.crozerkeystone.org/services/surgery/

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>194; Step 2> 209

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: nil

Positions Available: 3 Categorical Positions; No Preliminary Positions

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=8%; US IMG=42%

4. GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM PROGRAM

Program Director: Matthew Factor MD

Tel: (570) 271-6361

Email: mfactor@geisinger.edu

Program Coordinator: Jennifer J Wolfe BA, BS

Tel: (570) 271-6387

Email: jjwolfe@geisinger.edu

Link: http://www.geisinger.edu

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and Step 2 required (both on first attempt)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not required

LOR: Three letters of recommendation (including one from the chairperson of surgery or current program director, if applicable)

YSG: Not specified

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=3%; US IMG=6%

5. MERCY CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER

Program Director: Karen Kish MD

Email: kkish@mercyhealth.org

Program Coordinator:Michelle M Ford

Tel: (610) 237-4950

Email: mford@mercyhealth.org

Link: http://www.mercyhealth.org

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 >210; Step 2>221

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: not required

YSG: 5 Years

Application deadline:1/31/2023

Positions Available: 2 Categorical; 2 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG=8%

6. UPMC MEDICAL EDUCATION (FARRELL) PROGRAM

Program Director: Jon R Henwood DO

Fax: (724) 983-7930

Email: shermanpj@upmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Patricia J Sherman

Tel: (724) 983-7511

Email: shermanpj@upmc.edu

Website: https://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/horizon/careers/gme/residency/general-surgery

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE scores: No minimum scores, but all scores must be passing

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

Positions Available: 2 Categorical; No Preliminary Positions

VISA: J1 visa sponsored

% IMGs: Non-US IMGs: 50%, US-IMGs - 0

7. UPMC MEDICAL EDUCATION (HARRISBURG) COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Program Director: Luciano A DiMarco DO

Email: dimarcola@upmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Ashley Gunnet

Tel: (717) 657-7484

Email: gunnetar@upmc.edu

Link: https://www.upmc.com/campaigns/southcentral-pa/careers/gme/residencies/general-surgery

Program type: Community based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step> 220 (First attempt for both)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: one year required (does not include research)

YSG: 5 years

Application deadline: Not specified

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; No Preliminary Positions

VISA: No visa sponsorship

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0.05%; US IMG=47%

8.UPMC MEDICAL EDUCATION (HARRISBURG) PROGRAM

Program Director: Harold C Yang MD, PhD

Email: yanghc@upmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Jo A Ross

Tel: (717) 231-8755

Email: rossj14@upmc.edu

Link: https://www.upmc.com/campaigns/southcentral-pa/careers/gme/residencies/general-surgery

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step> 220 (First attempt for both)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: one year required

YSG: 5 years

Application deadline: Not specified

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

VISA: No visa sponsorship

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG=65%

9. CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Shawna L Morrissey DO

Email:smorriss@conemaugh.org

Program Coordinator: Nori Lamberson

Tel: (814) 534-1660

Email: llambers@conemaugh.org

Link: https://www.conemaugh.org

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1> 230; Step 2>230 (first attempt)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE:No prior U.S. experience is required, preferred if year since graduation (YSG) > 1 year

YSG: 4 Years

Application deadline:12/31/2022

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 2 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG=53%

10. ALBERT EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK PROGRAM

Program Director: Amit R T Joshi MD

Tel: (215) 456-6930

Email: joshiam@einstein.edu

Program Coordinator: Karlie Wagner MBA

Tel: (215) 456-3443

Email: wagnerka@einstein.edu

Link: http://www.einstein.edu/education/surgery-general/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1> 220; Step 2 required (first attempt)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE:not required

YSG: <3 years

Application deadline: November 30

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 4 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=17%; US IMG=21%

11. SIDNEY KIMMEL MEDICAL COLLEGE AT THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY/ TJUH PROGRAM

Program Director: Karen A Chojnacki MD

Email:karen.chojnacki@jefferson.edu

Program Coordinator: Donna Guinto

Tel: (215) 955-6864

Email:donna.guinto@jefferson.edu

Link: http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/surgery

Program type: University based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>230; Step 2>230 (first attempt pass required)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: 1 year

Application deadline: October 15

Positions Available: 7 Categorical; 2 Preliminary

VISA: J-1, H-1B, F-1 Visa sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non - US IMG=5%; US IMG=0%

12. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SYSTEM PROGRAM

Program Director: Cary B Aarons MD

Email: andrea.brumbach@uphs.upenn.edu

Program Coordinator: Andrea Brumbach

Email: andrea.brumbach@uphs.upenn.edu

Link: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/

Program type: University based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>210; Step 2 not required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG:Not specified

Application deadline:October 29

Positions Available: 7 Categorical; 8 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

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

13. ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK MEDICAL EDUCATION CONSORTIUM(AGH) PROGRAM

Program Director: Alan Murdock MD

Tel: (412) 359-6466

Email: generalsurgeryresidency@ahn.org

Program Coordinator: Melody Hahn

Tel: (412) 359-6907

Email: generalsurgeryresidency@ahn.org

Link: https://www.ahn.org/education/residencies/general-surgery

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>240 (first attempt pass required)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG:Not specified

Application deadline:December 1

Positions Available: 6 Categorical; 8-10 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=9%; US IMG=9%

14. UPMC MEDICAL EDUCATION (MERCY) PROGRAM

Program Director: Kurt R Stahlfeld MD

Tel: (412) 232-8097

Email: stahlfeldk@upmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Danielle L McKeever MS

Tel: (412) 232-5528

Email: mckeeverdl2@upmc.edu

Link: http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/mercy/education/gme/surgery

Program type: Community based, university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1> 220; Step 2>220 (first attempt pass required)

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

LOR: 3 letters

YSG: < 5years

Application deadline: Not specified

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 5 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

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

15. UPMC MEDICAL EDUCATION (PITTSBURGH) PROGRAM

Program Director: Kenneth K W Lee MD

Email: surgeryresidency@upmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Maggie Mrozinski

Tel: (412) 647-3389

Email:surgeryresidency@upmc.edu

Link: http://www.surgery.pitt.edu

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and Step 2 required, English qualification exam should be current and valid

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: not required

LOR: 3 letters

YSG: No cut-off

Application deadline: October 21

Positions Available: 7 Categorical; 4 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=4%; US IMG=2%

16. ROBERT PACKER HOSPITAL/ GUTHRIE PROGRAM

Program Director: Burt Cagir MD

Email: burt.cagir@guthrie.org

Program Coordinator: Laura L Warner

Tel: (570) 887-3585

Email: laura.warner@guthrie.org

Link: http://www.guthriegsresidency.org

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>220 (first attempt pass required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Strongly preferred

YSG: <3 years

Application deadline: 12/1/2022

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 4 Preliminary

VISA: J-1, H-1B, F-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=22%; US IMG=22%

17. MAIN LINE HEALTH SYSTEM/ LANKENAU MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Rodney Durham MD

Email: durhamr@mlhs.org

Program Coordinator: Allison B Stein

Tel: (484) 476-2164

Email: steinal@mlhs.org

Link: http://www.mainlinehealth.org/gsresidency

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>235; Step 2>235 (first pass required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: 6 months

YSG: <3 years

Application deadline: 11/1/2022

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=10%; US IMG=5%

18. WELLSPAN HEALTH/ YORK HOSPITAL PROGRAM

Program Director: Ebondo Mpinga MD

Email: empinga@wellspan.org

Program Coordinator: Danielle M Spencer BS

Tel: (717) 851-4362

Email: dspencer@wellspan.org

Link: https://www.wellspanmedicaleducation.org/residency-programs/general-surgery

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>210

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not required

LOR: At least 1 letter from the surgeon, letter from chair is optional.

YSG: 5 Years

Application deadline: December 1

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 2 Preliminary

VISA: J-1 and H-1B Visa Sponsored

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=5%; US IMG=18%

PUERTO RICO(1)

1.UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Program Director: Viviana Negron-Gonzalez MD

E-mail: viviana.negron1@upr.edu

Program Coordinator:Rebecca González

Tel: (787) 765-5183

E-mail: rebecca.gonzalez4@upr.edu

Website link: https://md.rcm.upr.edu/surgery/

Program type: University based

USMLE scores: Step 1: Pass, Step 2CK: Pass

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 2 letters preferably from surgeons of Puerto Rico

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: 5

VISA: J1

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

RHODE ISLAND(1)

1.BROWN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM:

Program director:David Harrington

Program Coordinator: Pamela Richardson

Phone: (401) 444-5180

Email:ashlie.haasrodriguez@lifespan.org

Website link: https://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/surgery/residency-program

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Min Step 1: 225 or higher

USCE: Min 6 months

LOR'S: 3; One of the letters of recommendation is expected to be from the chairman of the Department of Surgery at your medical school

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

Application deadline: September 29

YSG: <5 yrs

No of positions: 7 Categorical, 8 Preliminary

VISA: J1

No of current Img's in the program: Non us img’s: 6 %, Us img’s: 2%

Benefits: Nil

SOUTH CAROLINA (2)

1. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Program Director: Christian J Streck MD

E-mail: streck@musc.edu

Program Coordinator: Cynthia Talley

Tel: (843) 792-3851

E-mail: talleyc@musc.edu

Website link:https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/surgery

Program type: University-based

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

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not Specified

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 3

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 6, Preliminary - 14

VISA: J1

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

2. HCA HEALTHCARE/MERCER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/GRAND STRAND MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Christoph R Kaufmann MD

Program Coordinator: Kathryn Kearney

Tel: (843) 692-1595

E-mail: kathryn.kearney@hcahealthcare.com

Website link: https://mygrandstrandhealth.com/physicians/graduate-medical-education/surgery/

Program type: Community-based university-affiliated

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - 210, Min. Step 2 Ck - 230

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 3

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 3 (PGY1-5), Preliminary - 4

VISA: J1

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

TENNESSEE (5)

1. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE-CHATTANOOGA

Program director: W Heath Giles MD

E-mail: wesley.giles@erlanger.org

Program Coordinator: Cindy S Rudolph MS

Tel: (423) 778-7695

E-mail: cindy.rudolph@erlanger.org

Website link: https://www.uthsc.edu/comc/surgery/

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores:

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 3 additional letters of recommendation from U.S. Board Certified physicians

YSG: < 1 year

Application deadline: October 31

No of positions: Categorical - 5, Preliminary - 4

VISA: J1

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

2.UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE PROGRAM

Program director: Alexander Feliz MD

E-mail: afeliz@uthsc.edu

Program Coordinator: Cynthia Robinson Tooley BS

Tel: (901) 448-7635

E-mail: ctooley@uthsc.edu

Website link: https://www.uthsc.edu/surgery/

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - 240, Min. step 2 Ck - Not specified

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Preferred

LORs: 3

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: November 11

No of positions: Categorical - 8, Preliminary - 9

VISA: J1

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

3. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER AT KNOXVILLE PROGRAM

Program Director: Brian J Daley MD

Fax: (865) 305-8894

Program Coordinator:Ginger L Hildebrand

Tel: (865) 305-9230

E-mail: gmiya@utmck.edu

Website link: http://gsm.utmck.edu/surgery

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - Pass, 1st attempt, Min, Step 2 CK - Pass, 1st attempt

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required prior to the match

USCE: 1 year

LORs: 3

YSG: No minimum year of graduation

Application deadline: November 1

No of positions: Categorical - 6, Preliminary - 7

VISA: J1

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

4. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY/QUILLEN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program director: Michael J Allshouse DO

E-mail: allshous@etsu.edu

Program Coordinator: Julie Simerly BA

Tel: (423) 439-6266

E-mail: simerlyjb@etsu.edu

Website link: https://www.etsu.edu/com/surgery/

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - Pass, Min. Step 2 Ck - Pass

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Require 1 year of clinical residency experience

LORs: 3

YSG: <5 years

Application deadline: November 1

No of positions: Categorical - 6, Preliminary - 4

VISA: J1

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

5. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program director: Christina Edwards Bailey MD

E-mail: christina.e.bailey@vumc.org

Program Coordinator: Kate Kmiec MHA

Tel: (615) 343-6642

E-mail: kate.kmiec@vumc.org

Website link:https://www.vumc.org/generalsurgeryresidency/welcome

Program type:University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1 - Pass, Step 2 Ck - Pass

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not required

LORs: 3

YSG: No minimum/maximum graduation years

Application deadline: October 8

No of positions: Categorical - 8, Preliminary - 16

VISA: J1, H1 B, F1 (OPT 1st year)

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

TEXAS(16)

1.HCA MEDICAL CITY ARLINGTON PROGRAM

Program Director: Gary T Marshall MD

Email: gary.marshall@envisionhealth.com

Program Coordinator: Rebecca Honsaker MS

Tel: (682) 509-3042

Email: rebecca.honsaker@medicalcityhealth.com

Link:http://medicalcityhealthcare.com/arlington/gme/surgery

Program type: Community based university affiliated

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

VISA: Do not sponsor visa

No of positions: 7 Categorical Positions

2.ST DAVID’S HEALTHCARE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Program Director: Jason A Brocker MD

Email: angel.zachel@hcahealthcare.com

Program Coordinator: Angel Smith JD1

Tel: (615) 372-6765

Address:901 West Ben White Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

Link: https://stdavids.com

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>235

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Not required

YSG: 2 Years

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

No. of positions: Categorical = 5

3.METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM DALLAS PROGRAM

Program Director: Michael S Truitt MD

Email: michaeltruitt@mhd.com

Program Coordinator: Kathy E Flesher

Tel: (214) 947-2315

Email: katherineflesher@mhd.com

Link: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/

Program type: Community-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>230; Step 2>230 (first attempt pass required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

USCE: Required

YSG: 2 Years

VISA: No Visa Sponsored

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 3 Preliminary

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

4.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program Director: Kareem R AbdelFattah MD

Tel: (214) 648-3515

Email: lisa.bailey@utsouthwestern.edu

Program Coordinator: Rachael Lefevre

Tel: (214) 648-8780

Email: rachael.lefevre@utsouthwestern.edu

Link: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/surgery

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and Step 2 required (first attempt pass required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Positions Available: 13 Categorical; 14 Preliminary

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

5.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (DHR) PROGRAM

Program Director:Jose l Almeda MD

Tel: (956) 362-3571

Program Coordinator: Roberta Reyes

Email: roberta.reyes@utrgv.edu

Link: http://utrgv.edu/gme

Program type: Community-based university affiliated

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and Step 2 required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

LOR: 3 letters of recommendation, one which must be from the applicant’s current surgery program director or chair

YSG: 5 Years

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Application deadline: November 30th

Positions Available: 4 Categorical; 3 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=17%; US IMG=13%

6.TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HSC EL PASO PROGRAM

Program Director: Brian R Davis MD

Tel: (915) 215-5310

Program Coordinator: Myrna Vasquez MA

Tel: (915) 215-4670

Email: surgeryresidencyelpaso@ttuhsc.edu

Link: http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/som/surgery/

Program type: University-based

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

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not required

YSG: < 5 years (recent graduates preferred)

Application deadline: 9/30/2022

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Positions Available: 3 Categorical; 3 Preliminary

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

7.TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES PROGRAM

Program Director: Therese M Duane MD, MBA

Tel: (817) 250-3117

Email: thfw.gs.residency@texashealth.org

Program Coordinator:Laurie Kent

Email: lauriekent@texashealth.org

Link: https://www.texashealth.org/gme/General-Surgery

Program type: Community based

USMLE Scores: Step 1 and Step2 Required, no minimum specified

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

USCE: Not specified

VISA: Currently doesn’t sponsor visas

Positions available: Categorical - 3

Percent IMGs: 31% (Visa status unknown)

8.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH HOSPITALS PROGRAM

Program Director: Ravi S Radhakrishnan MD, MBA

Program Coordinator: Erica Espino

Tel: (409) 772-0531

E-mail: edruiz@utmb.ed

Link: https://www.utmb.edu/surgery/divisions-sections/general-surgery

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>240; Step 2>240 required (first attempt pass required)

USCE: Not required

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

YSG: 5 Years

Positions Available: 6 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=23%; US IMG=31%

9.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY PROGRAM

Program Director: Henry A Reinhart MD

Email:generalsurgeryvbmc@utrgv.edu

Program Coordinator:Sonia Padilla MPH

Tel: (956) 296-1778

Email: sonia.padilla@utrgv.edu

Link: https://www.utrgv.edu/som/gme/programs/index.htm

Program type: University-based

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

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

YSG: <3 Years

VISA: J-1 Visas Sponsored

Application deadline: October 15

Positions Available: Categorical = 2, no preliminary

Percent IMGs: No information yet as it is a new program

10.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON PROGRAM

Program Director: Sasha D Adams MD

Tel: (713) 500-7237

Email: sasha.d.adams@uth.tmc.edu

Program Coordinator: Kimberly A Self

Tel: (713) 500-7216

Email: kimberly.a.self@uth.tmc.edu

Link: https://med.uth.edu/surgery/

Program type: University-based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>225; Step 2>230 (first attempt pass not required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

LOR: We require 3 letters of recommendation, 1 being a Program Director/Chairman letter.

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: 11/15/2022

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Positions Available: 6 Categorical; 12 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=11%; US IMG=6%

11.METHODIST HOSPITAL (HOUSTON) PROGRAM

Program Director: Sylvia Martinez MD

Email: smartinez@houstonmethodist.org

Program Coordinator: Kristina L McDonald MFA

Email: kmcdonald@houstonmethodist.org

Link: https://www.houstonmethodist.org/education/medical/graduate-medical-education/general-surgery-residency/eligibility-and-application/

Program type: University based

USMLE Scores: Step 1 and Step 2 required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

Positions Available: 6 Categorical; 1 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=7%; US IMG=4%

12.METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM DALLAS PROGRAM

Program director: Michael S Truitt MD

E-mail: michaeltruitt@mhd.com

Program Coordinator: Kathy E Flesher

Tel: (214) 947-2315

E-mail: katherineflesher@mhd.com

Link: https://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/medical-education/graduate-medical-education/residencies/general-surgery-residency/

Program type: Community-based

USMLE scores: Step 1 > 230, Step 2 > 230

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Required

LORs: 3 letters of recommendation including letter of support from school’s dean

YSG: < 2 years

Application deadline: November 15

No of positions: Categorical - 3, Preliminary - 3

VISA: Don’t sponsor or accept visa requiring candidates

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

13. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER AT LUBBOCK PROGRAM

Program Director: V Mark Williams MD

Tel: (806) 743-3720

Email:mark.williams@ttuhsc.edu

Program Coordinator: Kristen Brake

Email: kristen.brake@ttuhsc.edu

Link: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/surgery/residency/

Program type: University based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>235; Step 2>235 (first attempt pass required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Preferred

YSG: 2 years

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Application deadline: November 1

Positions Available: 5 Categorical; 5 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non- US IMG=0%; US IMG=13%

14.UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SAN ANTONIO JOE AND TERESA LOZANO LONG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program Director: Jason W Kempenich MD

Email: kempenich@uthscsa.edu

Program Coordinator: Eileen M Kleffner

Tel: (210) 567-5711

Email: gsresed@uthscsa.edu

Link: http://www.surgery.uthscsa.edu

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2>230 (first attempt pass is required)

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Not required

YSG: 5 Years

VISA: J-1 Visa Sponsored

Application deadline: 11/15/2022

Positions Available: 7 Categorical; 15 Preliminary

Percent IMGs: Non - US IMG=21%; US IMG=9%

15. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER AT TYLER PROGRAM

Program Director: Hishaam Ismael MD

Tel: (903) 877-7826

Email: hishaam.ismael@uthct.edu

Program Coordinator: Melissa Hitt RN

Tel: (903) 877-7826

Email: ​​melissa.hitt@uthct.edu

Link: https://www.uthct.edu/general-surgery-frequently-asked-questions/

Program type: Community based

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>220; Step 2 required

ECFMG certification at the time of application: Required

USCE: Preferred

YSG: Not specified

VISA: J-1 Visa

Application deadline: December 31

Positions Available: Categorical = 3; No Preliminary Positions

No of current IMGs in the program: Non-US IMGs - 33 %, US IMGs - 16%

16.BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

Program director: Ronald Cotton MD

Tel: (713) 798-6078

E-mail: ronaldc@bcm.edu

Program Coordinator: Jaye Chambers

Tel: (713) 798-6078

E-mail: gsprograms@bcm.edu

Link: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/education/training-programs/general-surgery-residency

Program type: University hospital based

USMLE scores: Step 1 and Step 2 required

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Not specified

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 9, Preliminary - 20

VISA: J1 visa sponsored by ECFMG

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

UTAH (1)

1. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH PROGRAM

Program director: Laura Lambert MD

E-mail: laura.lambert@hci.utah.edu

Program Coordinator: Lori Bybee

Tel: (801) 581-6803

E-mail: lori.bybee@hsc.utah.edu

Website link:https://medicine.utah.edu/surgery

Program type: University based

USMLE scores: Min. Step1 -

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application:

USCE: 1 year of clinical experience within the last 2 years

LORs: 3 letters from general surgeons

YSG: Not specified

Application deadline: October 20

No of positions: Categorical - 6

VISA: J1

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

VERMONT(1)


1. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM

Program director: Gino Trevisani MD

Program Coordinator: Linsey Greenwood MHA

Tel: (802) 847-2566

E-mail: linsey.greenwood@uvmhealth.org

Website link: https://www.uvmhealth.org/gme/residencies/surgery

Program type: University-based

USMLE scores: Min. Step 1- 215, Min. Step 2 - 220

Requires ECFMG certification by the time of application: Required

USCE: Required within the last 2 years

LORs: 3 from U.S. or Canadian surgeons

YSG: < 2 years

Application deadline: Not specified

No of positions: Categorical - 4, Preliminary - 1

VISA: J1

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


List Compiled by:

Manju Ramakrishnan

Shivani Mehta

Ugwu Onyinyechukwu Zita

Rachana Punukollu


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