Prospective Residents

General Surgery Residency Training Program


Thank you for your interest in the post-graduate surgical education program at UNMC, an ACGME accredited residency program. Four categorical positions and three preliminary positions are available for the first year of training in General Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

We welcome Foreign Medical Graduates to apply and currently have 5 IMG's in the program for the 2013 - 2014 academic year. For more information, please read through the international graduate criteria: International Medical Graduates

Please do not fax, e-mail, or mail application materials unless specifically requested to do so. Any materials received outside of ERAS will not be considered. Applicants must submit all necessary materials via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) no later than November 1st. Applications received after that date will not be accepted.


  • All applications must be submitted through ERAS
  • 3 letters of recommendation, 2 from surgeons
  • Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years
  • Activity in clinical medicine within the past 5 years
  • Clinical experience in the United States
  • USMLE Step 1 & 2 scores of no less than 220 on first attempt
  • Pass the Clinical Skills Examination on the first attempt

Interview Process
Interview dates will be scheduled between the months of October and December. Upon acceptance of your application, you will be contacted by the program coordinator to schedule an interview. The final applications will be evaluated by the General Surgery staff and ranked and submitted to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

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