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Application Process

The University of Massachusetts General Surgery residency is a 5-year ACGME-approved general surgery training program. The program accepts 7 categorical residents per year. There are an optional two years of academic development time after the PGY2 year. Please see the residency website for additional information about this experience.

Institutional requirements related to applicant eligibility may be found at:

Required documents include:

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • USMLE Transcript (first-time pass is required)
  • Medical School transcript
  • Personal statement
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Citizenship/Visa Status
  • 3 letters of recommendation

All required documents must be submitted through ERAS and will not be accepted outside of ERAS. All applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service only (ERAS) beginning October 21.

The institution accepts a standardized personal statement but suggests that applicants consider discussing attributes that will help foster the applicant's competence and resilience.

To ensure safety and equity of applicants, all interviews will be conducted virtually. Further, in light of the COVID pandemic, we will adhere to recommendations made by the AAMC and ERAS regarding the interview season.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Surgical Education Office at