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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-4: Categorical General Surgery Residency Programs that consider (a) graduates who are 5 years or more out of Medical School or (b) have no criterion for years since graduation.

Total # of programs: 100 (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: $89.99

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FREIDA Code, Program Name & Type, # of Residents Graduation Year Cut-off USMLE Step1 scores5 USMLE Step2 scores5 First Attempts on USMLEs? US Clinical Experience H1 or J1 %IMGs_10 IMGs_10 PGY1 IMGs_10 Residency application Deadline Comments City, State, Phone, Email, Web
* None 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Jan-08 Clinical activities since graduation matter *
* None 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored 13% 2
 
01-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required for the residency application to be reviewed; IMG info includes preliminary years *
* None 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 For H-1B visa, pass all USMLEs by Feb 1, 2008; only a few IMGs *
* None 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required 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 *
* None 75 75
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 25% 999
 
31-Dec-07 %IMGs includes preliminary years; *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

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

 

 
01-Nov-07 No IMGs in PGY-1 for 2006-2007 *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 20% 4
 
01-Nov-07 No IMGs in senior years; *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 
31-Dec-07 No comments *
* None 75 75 Preferred or Required None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 69% 11 4 31-Oct-07 IMG info includes preliminary years IMGs; Dean's letter required *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention 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; *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention 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; *** *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 6% 3
 
15-Nov-07 Current and valid ECFMG certificate required for the application to be considered; %IMGs includes preliminary year *
* None 75 75 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 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 *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 47% 7
 
04-Jan-08 No comments *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Falls under H1 cap, so if the cap does not reach, it would offer H1; *** *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Just ERAS application is the requirement *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 Approximately 40-50% IMGs *
* None 75 75
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 
ECFMG certificate required; early ERAS application encouraged as residency interviews begin mid-November *
* None 75 75
 
12 months ACGME None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 IMGs must be currently in preliminary years *
* None 75 75
 
12 months ACGME Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 Categorical Surgery residency program length: 6 years; 3 digits USMLE scores on Step 1: 200+; normally 0-2 IMGs for all years; Dean's letter required *
* None 75 75
 
12 months Only J1 sponsored 23% 7 0 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 *
* None 75 75
 
12 months Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* None 75 75
 

 
Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 Valid ECFMG certificate needed; competitive program *
* None 80 80 Preferred or Required Required, Duration not specified Both H1 & J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Requirements are the same for preliminary years (except ***) *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required by Jan 31; *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 0% 0 0 01-Dec-07 Minimum USMLE scores on EACH step and not average; application considered below 80; ECFMG certificate required at the time of application; no IMGs last year either *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 999% 999 1 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; *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention 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; *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 40 0
 
01-Dec-07 Required 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 190; (preferred: around 210); may have more IMGs as PGY-1 IMG info is not available *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Oct-07 FMG friendly program, 3 LORs required Many IMGs in the program; *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention None sponsored 10% 1 1 31-Dec-07 USMLE scores are not averaged, but on each Step; ECFMG certificate required; might accept J1 visa *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention None sponsored
 

 

 

 
No comments *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Feb-08 ECFMG certificate needed for consideration; Claims to accept IMGs *
* None 80 80
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* None 80 80
 
12 months ACGME Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* None 82 82
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
30-Nov-07 At least 3 IMGs (1 is US IMG); ECFMG certificate needed before the interview *
* None 82 82
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Dec-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 210 on first attempts; must be ECFMG certified at the time of application *
* None 82 82 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 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 *
* None 82 82
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* None 82 82
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* None 82 75
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* None 82 82
 
None/No Mention None sponsored 0% 0 0 01-Nov-07 Required 3 digits minimum USMLE scores on Step 1: 200; *
* None 85 85
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
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 *
* None 85 85
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 0% 0 0 10-Nov-07 last year no IMGs; 3 digits: 210+ on each step *
* None 85 85
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Dec-07 ECFMG certificate required for application to be considered; USMLE scores on each; application requirements are not stringent *
* None 85 85
 
None/No Mention None sponsored 999% 999
 
15-Feb-08 3 digits USMLE scores of 220 on each *
* None 85 85
 
None/No Mention None sponsored 3% 1 0 01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores in Step 1: 210 or above; ECFMG certificate not required for the application, but required by the rank order list submission; submit Step 2 results by year end *
* None 85 85 Preferred or Required 12 months ACGME Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
31-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 220+ on first attempt *
* None 87 87 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required None sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 First attempt and 3 digits cutoff: Average USMLE scores of 215. *
* None 89 89 Preferred or Required None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 220+ for better chances; ECFMG certificate required at the time of application; *
* None 90 90
 
Required, Duration not specified Only J1 sponsored 18% 4
 
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 *
* None 90 90
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored 19% 6
 
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; *
* None 90 90 Preferred or Required None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* None 90 90
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 Not an IMG friendly program; preferred USMLE scores: 90+ (3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 230); Do not apply after application deadline *
* None 90 90
 
None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored 3% 1
 
15-Nov-07 Competitive program and normally just 1-2 IMGs for all year; Preferred USMLE scores: Above 90 *
* No info 80 80 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 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) *
* No info 80 85
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 10% 1
 
01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 197 on USMLE Step 1 and 209 on USMLE Step 2; Dean's letter required *
* No info 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 33% 5 1 01-Dec-07 3 digits USMLE scores: 190 or better on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2; *
* No info 85 85
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 

 
3 digits USMLE scores: 220 or better and is the main criterion; 2 IMGs for non-designated preliminary year; *
* No info 90 90 Preferred or Required None/No Mention Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
30-Nov-07 First attempt on USMLEs required; Residency Application requirements subject to revision, please call *
* 8 Years 80 80
 
None/No Mention Only J1 sponsored 999% 999
 
01-Dec-07 Quite a few IMGs *
* 5 Years 75 75
 
Required, Duration not specified Only J1 sponsored 20% 999
 
01-Jan-08 Prefers US LORs; Requires ECFMG certification for application consideration *
* 5 Years 75 75 Preferred or Required Required, Duration not specified Only J1 sponsored 58% 7
 
11-Dec-07 First attempts, *
* 5 Years 75 75
 
6 months 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; *
* 5 Years 75 75
 
3 months 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; *** *
* 5 Years 75 75
 

 
Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
06-Nov-07 Application not reviewed if out of medical school more than 5 years *
* 5 Years 77 77
 
12 months 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 *
* 5 Years 80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 5 Years 80 80
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored 30% 999
 
15-Dec-07 Used to ask for 6 months of USCE *
* 5 Years 80 80
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
15-Nov-07 ECFMG certificate required, does not say whether at the time of application or ROL submission *
* 5 Years 80 80 Preferred or Required None/No Mention None sponsored 999% 999
 
31-Dec-07 No comments *
* 5 Years 80 80
 
None/No Mention 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; *
* 5 Years 80 80
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* 5 Years 82 82
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 5 Years 82 82
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* 5 Years 82 82
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* 5 Years 82 82 Preferred or Required None/No Mention 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 *
* 5 Years 82 82
 
12 months ACGME Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
30-Nov-07 3 digits minimum USMLE scores: 200 on each with first attempt on USMLE Step 1 *
* 5 Years 83 83
 
None/No Mention 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 *
* 5 Years 85 85
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored 54% 15 4 01-Dec-07 %IMGs includes IMGs in preliminary PGY-1; *
* 5 Years 90 90
 
12 months Both H1 & J1 sponsored 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 *
* 10 Years 80 80 Preferred or Required Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
08-Dec-07 First attempt on USMLEs preferred *
* 10 Years 82 82
 
Preferred, Not required Only J1 sponsored
 

 

 
01-Nov-07 ECFMG certificate needed for application; requirements are preferred; Requires Dean's letter *
* 10 Years 90 89
 
Preferred, Not required Both H1 & J1 sponsored
 

 

 
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 *

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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