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General Surgery: Graduation 5 or more years ago No Minimum USMLE Scores or <=85 Both H1 & J1 Either H1 or J1 IMG Friendly 

Item # GS-2: Categorical General Surgery Residency Programs that sponsor (both H1 and J1 visas) or (only H1 visa).

Total # of programs: 40 (All our Surgery lists have been updated for 2011 match.)

(States: AL, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV).

Price: $49.99

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FREIDA Code, Program Name & Type, # of Residents H1 or J1 USMLE Step1 scores USMLE Step2 scores First Attempts on USMLEs? US Clinical Experience Graduation Year Cut-off %IMGs_10 IMGs_10 PGY1 IMGs_10 Residency application Deadline Comments City, State, Phone, Email, Web
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Known as an IMG friendly program *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
01-Dec-07 Implies ERAS application is the main thing; Institution policy is to sponsor H1 visas and accept J-1 visas *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 For H-1B visa, pass all USMLEs by Feb 1, 2008; only a few IMGs *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None 999% 999
 
31-Jan-08 Clinical activities since graduation matter *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None 25% 999
 
31-Dec-07 %IMGs includes preliminary years; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None 7% 2 0 01-Dec-07 Competitive urban program (1-2 IMGs at the most for all years); ECFMG certificate required at the time of application *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Approximately 40-50% IMGs *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Just ERAS application is the requirement *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Falls under H1 cap, so if the cap does not reach, it would offer H1; *** *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None 27% 4 1 30-Nov-07 First attempts required; Since last 2-3 years mostly Caribbean IMGs; Dean's letter required; continuity in medicine expected *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 

 
2 IMGs in preliminary year(s); accepts H1-B visa *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 

 
ECFMG certificate required; early ERAS application encouraged as residency interviews begin mid-November *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 No IMGs in PGY-1 for 2006-2007 *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
01-Dec-07 Competitive program; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 No comments *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
6 months 5 Years 33% 5 1 31-Dec-07 1 year USCE (US Clinical experience) preferred; 2 IMGs in PGY-1- for 2007-2008; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 75 75
 
12 months None 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Very small % of residents are IMGs; Externship ok for USCE; prefers passing Step 2 by the end of the December; institute policy seems to differ, but program says does not sponsor J1-visas *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80 Preferred or Required Required, Duration not specified None 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Requirements are the same for preliminary years (except ***) *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 75
 
Required, Duration not specified 2 Years
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 3 digits USMLE scores:190; ECFMG certificate required before rank order list (ROL) submission; 1 IMG in PGY-1 *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required 5 Years 999% 999
 
15-Oct-07 First attempt on USMLEs (including Step 3) required; If graduation>5 years --> USCE required; Very IMG friendly surgery residency program; Exempt from H-1 visa cap; ECFMG certificate required *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required 10 Years
 

 

 
08-Dec-07 First attempt on USMLEs preferred *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
None/No Mention None 999% 999
 
15-Nov-07 Several IMGs in the program; be at the least ECFMG certificate eligible at the time of application; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
None/No Mention None 75% 999
 

 
Minimum USMLE scores on EACH step and not average; Step 3 by May 1 for H1 visa; ECFMG certificate is NOT needed at the time of interview *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
23-Nov-07 May have 1 or 2 IMGs; 80 on Step 1 and no set scores for Step 2, but competitive program *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required by Jan 31; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
None/No Mention 4 Years 50% 999
 
28-Dec-07 Graduation: could be flexible if no gap; Clinical activities since graduation matter; IMG friendly surgery program and %IMGs includes preliminary year; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 80 80
 
12 months ACGME None 13% 2
 
15-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores:200+; many years away since graduation is unfavorable; Preliminary year in General Surgery required; May have 1-2 more IMGs *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 82 82
 
Preferred, Not required 5 Years 999% 999
 
01-Nov-07 Required Minimum 3 digits USMLE scores: 200; if graduation > 5 year --> 1 year of USCE (US Clinical Experience); Pass USMLE Step 3 before ROL submission for H1 visa *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 82 82
 
None/No Mention None 40% 6 0 31-Dec-07 Required 3 digits USMLE scores on Step 1 and Step 2 are at least 200; Additionally, all IMGs (3) in preliminary year for 2007-2008 *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 82 82
 
None/No Mention 5 Years 75% 999
 
15-Nov-06 Very FMG friendly residency program (may even be 100% IMGs); Scores requirements are kind of a must; ECFMG certification required prior to the match *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 82 82 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 2 Years
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 200; strong LORs (letters of recommendation) very helpful *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 82 82
 
None/No Mention 1 Year 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 3 digits minimum required scores:200; Approximately 50- 60% IMGs *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 85 85
 
Preferred, Not required 5 Years 54% 15 4 01-Dec-07 %IMGs includes IMGs in preliminary PGY-1; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 85 85
 
None/No Mention 2 Years 20% 2 0 15-Nov-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 210+ on both the steps; Preliminary years IMGs: 1 in PGY1, 2 in GY2; Prefers graduation within 2 years; If not recent grad, 12 months direct patient care experience reqd prior to application; ECFMG certificate needed by Feb 1; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 85 85
 
3 months 1 Year
 

 

 
24-Dec-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 210+; Visas for exceptional candidates only; Graduation: last academic year only; *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 89
 
Preferred, Not required 10 Years
 

 

 
01-Dec-07 Preferred scores: USMLE Step 1: 225+; Step 2: 220 or better; 6 months of USCE preferred; ECFMG certificate required before the interview; for H1 visa, results required by Jan 15, 2008; Graduation: after 1997 *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 90 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None 12% 3
 
31-Oct-07 Competitive program; USMLE scores on each step; ECFMG certificate and Dean's letter required; H1-B only if approved by the institute; Additionally 3 IMGs in preliminary year *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 90
 
None/No Mention None 3% 1
 
15-Nov-07 Competitive program and normally just 1-2 IMGs for all year; Preferred USMLE scores: Above 90 *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 90
 
None/No Mention None
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 Not an IMG friendly program; preferred USMLE scores: 90+ (3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 230); Do not apply after application deadline *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 90 Preferred or Required None/No Mention No info
 

 

 
30-Nov-07 First attempt on USMLEs required; Residency Application requirements subject to revision, please call *
* Both H1 & J1 sponsored 90 90
 
12 months 5 Years 75% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Finds visa process difficult and H1-B only for categorical residents; ***; Residency program length: 6 years including 1 year of mandatory research; US clinical experience: like preliminary year *

Notes:

  1. N/A or empty cells=No information is available
  2. IMGs_10 = 999 and %IMGs_10 = 999%, mean General Surgery residency program takes IMGs, but it was not possible to obtain the total number and/or % of IMGs, respectively.
  3. The "%IMGs_10" and "IMGs_10" fields are as of June 30, 2010. Information was unavailable to update these fields for the batches that graduated in 2010 as PGY 5 and joined as PGY I. However, whenever available that information is provided - either in "%IMGs_10" or in the "comments" field.
  4. USMLE Scores of 75 = Passing USMLE Scores (also referred to as "No Minimum USMLE Scores").
  5. Always apply early and verify the deadline.

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