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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 

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Item #GS-1: Categorical General Surgery Residency Programs that require "USMLE scores of 85 or less"

Total # of programs: 110

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

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Item # GS-1:

Categorical  General Surgery Residency Programs requiring USMLE scores of 85 or less

FREIDA Code, Program Name & Type, # of Residents USMLE Step1 scores USMLE Step2 scores US Clinical Experience Graduation Year Cut-off H1 or J1 %IMGs_10 IMGs_10 PGY1 IMGs_10 Residency application Deadline Comments City, State, Phone, Email, Web
* 75 75 Required, Duration not specified 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 58% 7
 
11-Dec-07 First attempts, *
* 75 75 Required, Duration not specified 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 20% 999
 
01-Jan-08 Prefers US LORs; Requires ECFMG certification for application consideration *
* 75 75 Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Jan-08 Clinical activities since graduation matter *
* 75 75 Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 For H-1B visa, pass all USMLEs by Feb 1, 2008; only a few IMGs *
* 75 75 Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 25% 999
 
31-Dec-07 %IMGs includes preliminary years; *
* 75 75 Preferred, Not required None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 75 75 Preferred, Not required
 
Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 No minimum USMLE scores required, but extremely competitive program. *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Just ERAS application is the requirement *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 15% 3 1 01-Dec-07 2 "US" LORs (letters of recommendation) are mandatory; current valid ECFMG certificate required for a complete application; *** *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Dec-07
 
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* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 12% 3 1 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; *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Falls under H1 cap, so if the cap does not reach, it may offer H1; Unreliable program *** *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 20% 4
 
01-Nov-07 No IMGs in senior years; *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 6% 3
 
15-Nov-07 Current and valid ECFMG certificate required for the application to be considered; %IMGs includes preliminary year *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Approximately 40-50% IMGs *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 No comments *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 No IMGs in PGY-1 for 2006-2007 *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 69% 11 4 31-Oct-07 IMG info includes preliminary years IMGs; Dean's letter required *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 
2 IMGs in preliminary year(s); accepts H1-B visa *
* 75 75 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 75 75 6 months 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 33% 5 1 31-Dec-07 1 year USCE (US Clinical experience) preferred; 2 IMGs in PGY-1- for 2007-2008; *
* 75 75 3 months 5 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 US or Canada clinical experience required; Also required is ECFMG certificate for application consideration; 5 years since last direct patient care allowed; *** *
* 75 75 3 months 4 Years Only J1 sponsored 0% 0 0 26-Oct-07 LOR should clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experience; Direct patient care experience and no research/observership; 4 yrs from direct patient care considered; ECFMG certificate: NOT required for an interview, but before beginning residency *
* 75 75 12 months ACGME None None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 *** *
* 75 75
 
None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 Valid ECFMG certificate needed; competitive program *
* 75 75
 

 
Only J1 sponsored 20% 5 0 31-Dec-07 Additionally, almost all IMGs in preliminary years (PGY1+PGY2); strong performance on the Surgical clerkship and supportive letters are important *
* 75 75
 

 
None sponsored 3% 1 0 01-Dec-07 Can apply for residency without Step 2; Only 1 US-IMG taken in last 3 years *
* 77 77 12 months 5 Years Only H1 sponsored 50% 5 1 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 *
* 80 80 Preferred, Not required 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 30% 999
 
15-Dec-07 Used to ask for 6 months of USCE *
* 80 80 Preferred, Not required 5 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 ECFMG certificate required, does not say whether at the time of application or ROL submission *
* 80 80 Preferred, Not required 3 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Dec-07 USMLE scores on each and not average; must have passed Step 2 CS; programs normally fills up with US grads; In most cases just J1 visa only; ECFMG certificate needed at the time of the interview; *
* 80 80 Preferred, Not required 10 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
08-Dec-07 First attempt on USMLEs preferred *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

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

 

 
31-Oct-07 FMG friendly program, 3 LORs required; Many IMGs in the program; *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Feb-08 ECFMG certificate needed for consideration; Claims to accept IMGs *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required by Jan 31; *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
15-Nov-07 Several IMGs in the program; be at the least ECFMG certificate eligible at the time of application; *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None None sponsored
 

 

 

 
No comments *
* 80 80 None/No Mention None Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 80 80 None/No Mention No info Only J1 sponsored 50% 999
 

 
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) *
* 80 80 None/No Mention 8 Years Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Quite a few IMGs *
* 80 80 None/No Mention 5 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
30-Dec-07 LORs should be recent (within the last 6 months) and at least 2 by a surgeons; ECFMG certificate required by ROL submission; *
* 80 80 None/No Mention 5 Years None sponsored 999% 999
 
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 *
* 80 80 None/No Mention 5 Years None sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 No comments *
* 80 80 None/No Mention 4 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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; *
* 82 82 Preferred, Not required None Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
30-Nov-07 At least 3 IMGs (1 is US IMG); ECFMG certificate needed before the interview *
* 82 82 Preferred, Not required 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Nov-07 IMGs in all years); 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 *
* 82 82 Preferred, Not required 10 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 ECFMG certificate needed for application; requirements are preferred; Requires Dean's letter *
* 82 82 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 
Offers 4 designated preliminary, and 6 non-designated preliminary residents at the PGY 1 and 2 levels; known as an FMG friendly program; at least 1 US-IMG in PGY-1 for 2006-2007 *
* 82 82 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 First attempt on USMLE and required 3 digits minimum USMLE scores on Step 1: 200; ECFMG certificate required at the time of application *
* 82 75 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 12% 3
 
01-Feb-08 Highly competitive program; 3 digit scores: 200; can apply with just Step 1 scores; ECFMG certificate required by the match *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 5 Years None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate needed for completion of the application; 3 digits required minimum USMLE scores are 205; 6 years program; has sponsored visas in past and now stopping due to difficulties with visas *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 50% 999
 
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 *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 4 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Dec-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores of 200 or above required *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 2 Years Only J1 sponsored 7% 1
 
15-Dec-07 3 digits scores: 200 on each; 2 attempts allowed *
* 82 82 None/No Mention 1 Year Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 3 digits minimum required scores:200; Approximately 50- 60% IMGs *
* 82 82 12 months ACGME 5 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
30-Nov-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 200 on each with first attempt on USMLE Step 1 *
* 82 82 12 months 3 Years None sponsored 999% 999 1 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 *
* 83 83 None/No Mention 5 Years Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Required 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 205 or better; Around 2-3 IMGs (10% or so) - may include preliminary years IMGs *
* 83 83 None/No Mention 1 Year None sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 3 digits USMLE scores:210+ on first attempts required; Graduation: 2007 or later; current valid ECFMG certificate required; Applicants must be residing in the US *
* 83 83 12 months 4 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Jan-08 83 or above on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2; observership does not count as USCE, which needs to be direct hands-on patient-care; expects eligibility for ECFMG certificate *
* 85 85 Preferred, Not required 5 Years Both H1 & J1 sponsored 54% 15 4 01-Dec-07 %IMGs includes IMGs in preliminary PGY-1; *
* 85 85 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required for application to be considered; USMLE scores on each; application requirements are not stringent *
* 85 85 None/No Mention None Only J1 sponsored 0% 0 0 10-Nov-07 last year no IMGs; 3 digits: 210+ on each step *
* 85 85 None/No Mention None None sponsored 999% 999
 
15-Feb-08 3 digits USMLE scores of 220 on each *
* 85 85 12 months ACGME None Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 220+ on first attempt *
* 85 85 12 months ACGME 3 Years Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 225 on each; clinical rotations in the US are ok USCE; *

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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