Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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: 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: 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: How is your program structured?
A: There are three categorical positions in PGY 1 and three preliminary positions in PGY 1, three categorical positions in PGY 2, three categorical positions in PGY 3, three positions in the full-time research year which fall in between PGY 2 and PG Y3. The research year will be spent at the University of Vermont. There are three categorical positions in PGY 4 and PGY 5. During PGY 3 each resident will spend 3 months doing a clinical rotation at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont to gain experience in Pediatric and Transplant Surgery.

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 have not 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