Learn more about our recruitment opportunities for the General Surgery Residency program.

The Michigan Medicine General Surgery Residency training program is a participant in the Electronic Residency Application Service [ERAS]. Please refer to the ERAS website to complete your application for our program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The general surgery residency program will participate in the AAMC ERAS Supplemental Application and applicants are encouraged, but not required, to provide this with their application. It provides additional information about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission. 

Find the latest information, FAQs, and resources on the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website →

USMLE Step 1 & Step 2

USMLE numerical scores (when available) are included in the Holistic Review process performed for each application, however no minimum step score is required to be considered for an interview. A passing score for Step 1 is required to be considered for an interview. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include Step 2 in their application and passage of Step 2 is required before the rank list deadline to be considered for the Match. 


The first round of interview invitations will be sent on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in accordance with the national release date. Applicants will be allowed 48 hours to respond to interview invitations before the offer will be extended to another applicant. The number of interview invitations will be limited to the number of interview slots available.

The general surgery residency program at the University of Michigan includes a required two years of Academic Development Time between the third and fourth years of clinical training. Applicants with Visas which are limited to less than seven years will not meet the requirements for completion of training and will not be considered for interviews.

All interviews will be conducted virtually and additional, detailed information about the interview day will be included with interview invitations.

Contact Us

Please contact the Department of Surgery Education Office with any questions.

Resident Recruitment Committee

The University of Michigan General Surgery Resident Program seeks to train the future leaders in Surgery. Our Resident Recruitment Committee will holistically evaluate every candidate across a spectrum of attributes we believe are necessary to be successful in our training program and ultimately in a career as a clinically skilled, compassionate surgeon who provides excellent care for a diverse patient population.

The attributes of a successful candidate to our training program include:

  • Clinical and academic excellence
  • Interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills with proven ability to work in teams
  • Integrity and cultural humility
  • Resilience, initiative, dependability, and work ethic
  • Interest in academic surgery including research, education, and quality improvement

Department of Surgery: Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

The Department of Surgery hosted a series of webinars for those interested in becoming a surgical resident at Michigan Medicine. These webinars give applicants a chance to meet the chair, Dr. Justin B. Dimick, and to hear about our different programs for residents around the Michigan Promise, academic development time, mentorship and professional development.

Watch past General Surgery Residency Ask Us Anything webinars to learn more about what it's like to be a resident in the Michigan Medicine Department of Surgery.

Follow Us on Social Media

The Department of Surgery Twitter account is a useful resource for applicants. It provides updates about upcoming events and highlights life at Michigan Medicine for General Surgery residents and faculty members. The Department of Surgery Instagram account gives a snapshot of life at Michigan Medicine.

Explore Your Training Ground

Discover Michigan Medicine through the Your Training Ground guide to get to know where you will be spending time during your residency. You can also get to know Ann Arbor through the Go Blue Guide.

Additional resources in the Go Blue Guide cover topics such as campus life, housing, health and wellness.