Application Criteria

Interview Process

Surgeons scrubbing inApplicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for interview at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Surgical Residency Program:

  1. USMLE Scores (Step 1 and 2) - Pass on first attempt with the Step 2 score being 220 or higher.
  2. Grades - Honors or High Pass grade in surgery clerkship preferred.
  3. Graduation from medical school immediately prior to application for residency.
  4. IMG's must have a minimum of two (2) years of clinical or research experience in the United States and be proficient with the English language.
  5. United States citizenship (we do not sponsor visas or accept green cards)

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) to be considered for review. Applications received through alternative methods will not be reviewed. The following items must be included:

  1. ERAS Application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. USMLE Scores for Step 1 and Step 2
  4. Official Medical School Transcript
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation in a Surgical Specialty
  6. Dean's letter

We accept applications between September 1 - October 15, 2021

Surgeons operatingNHRMC General Surgery Residency will be holding 8 Categorical Virtual Interview Days and 1 Preliminary Virtual Interview Day: 

Categorical: 

Tuesday, 11/9    8:45 – 11:45am (7 candidates)
Thursday, 11/11  1:45 – 4:45pm (7 candidates)
Tuesday, 11/16  8:45 – 11:45am (7 candidates)
Thursday, 11/18  1:45 – 4:45pm (7 candidates)
No interviews week of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, 11/30  8:45 – 11:45am (7 candidates)
Wednesday, 12/1  1:45 – 4:45pm (7 candidates)
Tuesday, 12/14   8:45 – 11:45am (7 candidates)
Wednesday, 12/15  8:45 – 11:45am (7 candidates)

Prelim:

Tuesday, 1/11  8:45 – 11:45am (8 candidates)

This is an exciting time of year for the Residency Program. We look forward to meeting new graduates interested in learning more about our program.