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Frequently Asked Questions

Surgery Residency

Q: What are the application requirements for the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program?

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

Q: Does the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program accept applications from foreign medical graduates?

  • A: Yes

Q: Does the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program sponsor visas?

  • A: Yes, H1B visas are sponsored by Danbury Hospital

Q: Are there any other visas the Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program will accept?

  • A: Yes, the J1 visa through ECFMG

Q: Do you participate in ERAS and NRMP?

  • A: Yes

Q: Will you accept an applicant who has not participated in ERAS and NRMP?

  • A: No

Q: How is your program structured?

  • A: There are three categorical positions in PGY1 and three preliminary 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. The research year will be spent at the University of Vermont. Three categorical positions in PGY4 and PGY 5. During PGY3 each resident will spend 3 months doing a clinical rotation at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Vermont to gain experience in Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Burns.

Q: What are your score requirements for the USMLE and ABSITE?

  • A: The Danbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program does not have minimum requirements. However, surgery residency programs tend to receive applications from highly competitive candidates.

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

  • A: Yes

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

  • A: Yes

For More Information

Please contact us if you have questions about the surgery residency program at Danbury Hospital, or would like more information.




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