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How to Apply

How to Apply and FAQ’s-General Surgery Residency Program

1. How do I apply for a position within the Surgery Residency Program

  • Applications are only accepted via the ERAS system.  Any application materials submitted via email, fax, USPS mail or in person will be disposed of without review.

2. What are the application requirements for the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program?

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • At minimum 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts and diploma
  • USMLE Scores
  • ABSITE (American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination)Scores, if applicable
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
  • Visa Status, if applicable

3.  Does the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program accept applications from foreign medical graduates?

  • Yes

4. Does the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program sponsor visas?

  • Yes, H1B visas are sponsored by Danbury Hospital

5. Are there any other visas the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program will accept?

  • Yes, the J1 visa through ECFMG

6. Do you participate in ERAS and NRMP?

  • Yes.  In fact this is the only way to apply and match with our program.

7. Will you accept an applicant who has not participated in ERAS and NRMP?

  • No

8. How is your program structured?

  • There are three categorical positions in PGY1 and three preliminary non-designated positions in PGY1, three categorical positions in PGY2, three categorical positions in PGY3, three positions in the full-time research year which fall in between PGY 2 and PGY3 and is mandatory. Three categorical positions in PGY4 and PGY 5.  During PGY3 each resident will spend 3 months doing a clinical rotation at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont to gain experience in Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Burns.

9. What are your score requirements for the USMLE and ABSITE?

  • The Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program does not have minimum requirements.  However, our surgery residency program tends to receive applications from highly competitive candidates.

10. Am I still eligible to apply to your program if I haven’t taken the ABSITE?

  • Yes

11. Am I still eligible to apply to your program if I have only taken steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE?

  • Yes


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