Application Process for the UConn General Surgery Residency Program

  • All applications must be made through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
  • All applications must include:
    • Three current letters of recommendation
    • Official medical school transcript
    • A Personal Statement
    • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly the Dean’s Letter)
    • USMLE score for step I (and step II if available)
    • COMLEX score for step I (and step II if available)
    • ECFMG certification required for entrance to the residency
    • J-1 visas are acceptable for those applicants who are not permanent residents

    Our review committee does a holistic review and we do not have minimum for USLME scores, but they must have a passing score. The committee will begin reviewing applications starting on Monday, October 2, 2023. We will not invite more candidates than we have interview slots available.

    We have 8 categorical positions and 6 preliminary positions.

    Interview invites will be sent out on Friday, October 27, 2023. Applicants will have until Monday, October 30, 2023, 8 a.m. to respond to the interview invite. Additional invitations may be offered only after applicants deny or cancel their invitation.

    All interviews will be virtual using Thalamus. Interviews for the 2024 Match will be held on:

    • Friday, January 5, 2024: 12:45 to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 6, 2024: 8 to 11:15 a.m.
    • Friday, January 13, 2024: 12:45 to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 14, 2024: 8 to 11:15 a.m.

    We will have two social events via zoom from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to interview dates. Thursday, January 4, 2024 for those interviewing on January 5 and 6 and Thursday, January 11, 2024 for those interviewing on January 13 and 14.

    Please note all times listed above are Eastern Standard Time.


    For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

    What’s New in the 2024 MyERAS® Application?

    Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

    We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all respects and for all learners.