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. We are participating in signaling.

Find the latest information, FAQs, and resources on the 2024 myERAS 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. 


At the recommendation of the Michigan Medicine GME Office, the general surgery residency program will again be conducting virtual interviews. We will also offer optional, non-evaluative, in-person “second look” visits following the submission and certification of our program rank order list, prior to the applicant rank list deadline.

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.

Contact Us

Please contact Ali Jones ([email protected]) at 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

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.

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