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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-14: IMG friendly Categorical General Surgery Residency Programs. (A.k.a. FMG friendly)

Total # of programs: 84 (All our General 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: $84.99

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FREIDA Code, Program Name & Type, # of Residents %IMGs_10 IMGs_10 PGY1 IMGs_10 USMLE Step1 scores5 USMLE Step2 scores5 First Attempts on USMLEs? US Clinical Experience Graduation Year Cut-off H1 or J1 Residency application Deadline Comments City, State, Phone, Email, Web
* 999% 999
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
03-Dec-07 Last year 27% IMGs *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 For H-1B visa, pass all USMLEs by Feb 1, 2008; only a few IMGs *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Jan-08 Clinical activities since graduation matter *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Falls under H1 cap, so if the cap does not reach, it would offer H1; *** *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 Just ERAS application is the requirement *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 Approximately 40-50% IMGs *
* 999% 999
 
75 75
 
12 months None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 999% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required Required, Duration not specified None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Requirements are the same for preliminary years (except ***) *
* 999% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 999% 999
 
80 80
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 15-Nov-07 Several IMGs in the program; be at the least ECFMG certificate eligible at the time of application; *
* 999% 999 1 80 80
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 3 digits: 200; Normally less than 10% IMGs (1-2 IMGs for all years); No IMGs in PGY-1 for 2007-2008; *
* 999% 999
 
80 80
 
None/No Mention 8 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Quite a few IMGs *
* 999% 999
 
80 80
 
None/No Mention 5 Years None sponsored 31-Dec-07 Minimum USMLE scores: 205 on each Step; 3 LORs from US experience; ECFMG certificate required at the time of application; Requires Dean's letter *
* 999% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 5 Years None sponsored 31-Dec-07 No comments *
* 999% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required 2 months 1 Year
 
01-Nov-07 3 digits: 200 or higher; Valid ECFMG certificate required for an application to be reviewed; USCE: 2 months of clinical rotations in a US hospital *
* 999% 999
 
82 82
 
Preferred, Not required None Only J1 sponsored 30-Nov-07 At least 3 IMGs (1 is US IMG); ECFMG certificate needed before the interview *
* 999% 999
 
82 82
 
Preferred, Not required 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 999% 999
 
82 82
 
None/No Mention 1 Year Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 3 digits minimum required scores:200; Approximately 50- 60% IMGs *
* 999% 999 1 82 82 Preferred or Required 12 months 3 Years None sponsored 15-Nov-07 3 digits Minimum USMLE scores: 200+ on 1st attempts; at least 1 US-IMG in PGY-1 for 2006-2007; USCE: clinical experience in a US hospital; ECFMG certificate required by ROL submission *
* 999% 999
 
83 83
 
None/No Mention 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Required 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 205 or better; Around 2-3 IMGs (10% or so) - may include preliminary years IMGs *
* 999% 999
 
85 85
 
Preferred, Not required None Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 At the most 3-5 IMGs for all years; Required 3 digits USMLE scores on Step 1 and Step 2 are at least 210; ECFMG certificate required for the application to be considered; Dean's letter required *
* 999% 999
 
85 85
 
None/No Mention None None sponsored 15-Feb-08 3 digits USMLE scores of 220 on each *
* 999% 999
 
89 89
 
None/No Mention 2 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 3 PGY-1 IMGs for 2005-2006; Preferred USMLE scores: 220 or better; ECFMG certificate required *
* 80% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 3 Years Only J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required before rank order list (ROL) submission; Preliminary year: all (3) IMGs; *
* 75% 999
 
80 80
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 
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 *
* 75% 999
 
82 82
 
None/No Mention 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 75% 999
 
90 90
 
12 months 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 70% 7
 
80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required 2 Years None sponsored 01-Dec-07 Prefers 1st attempts; Graduation: either recent grads or no more than 2 years out of clinical training; mostly US IMGs from Caribbean medical schools; %IMGs includes preliminary years; ECFMG certificate by Jul 1; *
* 69% 11 4 75 75 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 31-Oct-07 IMG info includes preliminary years IMGs; Dean's letter required *
* 58% 7
 
75 75 Preferred or Required Required, Duration not specified 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 11-Dec-07 First attempts, *
* 54% 15 4 85 85
 
Preferred, Not required 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 %IMGs includes IMGs in preliminary PGY-1; *
* 50% 5 1 77 77
 
12 months 5 Years Only H1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 For last 3 years, all IMGs have been from Caribbean Medical Schools; 1 US-IMG in preliminary year for 2007-2008; 3 digits Minimum USMLE scores on each step: 182; clinical experience and NOT research *
* 50% 999
 
80 80 Preferred or Required None/No Mention No info Only J1 sponsored
 
General Surgery residency length is 6 years; scores on both the USMLE steps and not averaged, on 1st attempts; IMG info includes preliminary year(s) *
* 50% 999
 
80 80
 
None/No Mention 4 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 28-Dec-07 Graduation: could be flexible if no gap; Clinical activities since graduation matter; IMG friendly surgery program and %IMGs includes preliminary year; *
* 50% 999
 
82 82 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 Requires ECFMG certificate for the consideration of the application; 3 digits USMLE scores: 200 or better (on each step) and no attempts allowed; %IMGs may include IMGs in preliminary years *
* 47% 7
 
75 75
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 04-Jan-08 No comments *
* 40% 6 0 82 82
 
None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 33% 5 1 75 75
 
6 months 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 1 year USCE (US Clinical experience) preferred; 2 IMGs in PGY-1- for 2007-2008; *
* 33% 5 1 80 80
 
None/No Mention No info Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 190 or better on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2; *
* 30% 999
 
80 80
 
Preferred, Not required 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 15-Dec-07 Used to ask for 6 months of USCE *
* 27% 4 1 75 75 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 30-Nov-07 First attempts required; Since last 2-3 years mostly Caribbean IMGs; Dean's letter required; continuity in medicine expected *
* 25% 999
 
75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 %IMGs includes preliminary years; *
* 25% 999
 
88 88
 
Preferred, Not required 3 Years Only J1 sponsored 30-Nov-07 Preferred USMLE scores: 220; ECFMG certificate required for the residency application to be reviewed *
* 23% 7 0 75 75
 
12 months None Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Does not say whether the US clinical experience has to be transitional/preliminary year ACGME or not; Prefers 1 LOR from US physician/rotation; 3 IMGs in preliminary year *
* 20% 999
 
75 75
 
Required, Duration not specified 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Jan-08 Prefers US LORs; Requires ECFMG certification for application consideration *
* 20% 4
 
75 75
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 No IMGs in senior years; *
* 20% 5 0 75 75
 

 

 
Only J1 sponsored 31-Dec-07 Additionally, almost all IMGs in preliminary years (PGY1+PGY2); strong performance on the *** and *** are important *
* 20% 2 0 85 85
 
None/No Mention 2 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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; *
* 19% 6
 
90 90
 
Preferred, Not required None Only J1 sponsored 02-Nov-07 US clinical experience of one year is preferred; Apply for ECFMG certificate before the end of the year; %IMGs includes preliminary year IMGs as well; The criteria is the same for preliminary applicants; *
* 18% 4
 
90 90
 
Required, Duration not specified None Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 Current valid ECFMG certificate required for interview consideration; Preferred USMLE scores: around 225; USCE like preliminary year; %IMGs may include preliminary year IMGs *
* 15% 3 1 75 75
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 2 "US" LORs (letters of recommendation) are mandatory; current valid ECFMG certificate required for a complete application; *** *
* 13% 2
 
75 75
 
Preferred, Not required None Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required for the residency application to be reviewed; IMG info includes preliminary years *
* 13% 2
 
80 80
 
12 months ACGME None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 12% 3 1 75 75
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 Current valid ECFMG certificate required for a complete application; TOEFL required; No IMGs in categorical PGY-1 for 2007-2008, however 1 in preliminary year; *
* 12% 3
 
82 75
 
None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 01-Feb-08 Highly competitive program; 3 digit scores: 200; can apply with just Step 1 scores; ECFMG certificate required by the match *
* 12% 3
 
90 90 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 10% 1 0 75 75 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required 2 Years Only J1 sponsored 01-Nov-07 ECFMG certificate can be submitted before start date *
* 10% 1 1 80 80
 
None/No Mention None None sponsored 31-Dec-07 USMLE scores are not averaged, but on each Step; ECFMG certificate required; might accept J1 visa *
* 10% 1
 
80 85
 
None/No Mention No info Only J1 sponsored 01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 197 on USMLE Step 1 and 209 on USMLE Step 2; Dean's letter required *

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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