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Surgery Residency: How to Apply

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Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which electronically transmits residency applications, letters of recommendations, Dean’s Letters, transcripts and other credentials from your medical school directly to all the program directors you select via the internet. Contact your Student Affairs Office for assistance in submitting an application.

After a thorough review by an application committee, an e-mail notification will be sent to applicants who will be invited to interview with our Program.

Early application is encouraged. Deadline for receipt of your completed application is the first of December of each year.

It is a requirement of our Surgery residency program to be ACLS certified, successful applicants will be required to obtain ACLS certification prior to orientation for the residency program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scores of 230 and above on each USMLE exam are preferred
  • No failures on each USMLE exam are preferred
  • It is preferred that International residents have graduated within the last 5 years
  • US clinical experience with no gaps in medical training for more than one year are preferred
  • There are no specific requirements regarding letters of recommendations, however, it is always best to choose people who have specifically mentored you or have a good idea of your capabilities, personality and skills. There are no requirements on personal statement topics

Specific inquires concerning the General Surgery Program should be addressed to:

John Uecker, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor 
Program Director, Surgery Residency Program
1313 Red River
Austin, Texas 78701

For more immediate assistance contact:
Heeral Patel, MBA
Sr. GME Program Coordinator
(512) 324-7392
hpatel@ascension.org
or
Esmeralda Mireles, MBA
GME Program Coordinator
(512) 324-7390
EMireles@ascension.org