General Surgery Residency Program

Randy Woods, M.D., FACS, Director

Application Process & Criteria

Wright State University Integrated Surgical Residency Program has eight categorical positions per year. Four positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and four positions are filled through the Air Force Selection Board. We have preliminary positions as well that are available through the NRMP and Air Force Selection Board.

Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You can access additional information about our residency program via the American Medical Association's FREIDA Online.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2013, for positions beginning July 1, 2014.

First consideration for categorical or preliminary positions will be given to applicants with:

  • Minimum Step I score of 200.
  • Grade of A or honors on MS-III surgery core clerkship.
  • Class ranking in the upper quartile.
  • Excellent letters of recommendation.

The above criteria are intended to serve as guidelines only.

Applicants seeking categorical or preliminary positions must be registered with the NRMP and apply through ERAS. We do not sponsor any type of VISA or accept applications received through the U.S. postal service.

Interviews

Applicant files are screened as soon as the dean's letters are received and files are complete. Invitations are extended to those applicants with credentials suggesting a strong candidacy for general surgery. Applicants are invited to interview with our program at scheduled interview sessions during November through January.

The interview process is generally a half day in duration and begins with a department-sponsored dinner the evening prior for applicants and their spouses/significant others as well as a number of our current residents and their spouses/significant others. The day of interviews begins with an overview of the Integrated General Surgery Residency Program followed by individual interviews with our department chair, program director, faculty members and a chief resident. A tour of our main site at Miami Valley Hospital is also on the interview schedule. In addition to individual sessions with program leadership, applicants will have opportunities throughout their visit to meet with a variety of current residents and faculty. The day concludes with lunch and a round table discussion.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our program does accept IMG/FMGs, however, they must be either citizens of the United States or permanent residents and ECFMG-certified at the time of application.
  • We do not have a set number of IMG/FMGs for acceptance into our program.
  • There is no set cut off for graduation year.
  • While research and clinical experience are considered in the application process, there is no requirement to have completed either for acceptance.