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Surgery Residency Application Information

Candidates should complete the application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Submission of applications will begin in September of each year and applications are accepted through the end of December. Interviews are conducted from mid-November through the end of January. You should have the following in place when applying:

  • Transcript
  • National Board scores (Steps 1 and 2) of at least 210
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter from the Dean

International/Foreign Medical Graduates are welcome to apply, but you must be a US citizen or hold a green card as a permanent resident.

Our program offers three categorical positions and two designated preliminary positions are available. We do not limit acceptance based on a candidate's year of graduation. 

The residency selection committee reviews preliminary data and extends to selected candidates an invitation to visit the Palmetto Richland/University of South Carolina campus for a personal interview.

After interviews are completed, the Department of Surgery faculty makes its selection based on many facets of the candidate's performance and submits a rank-ordered list to the National Resident Matching Program.

For questions or additional information, email Sanda Bolton, residency coordinator.