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Applying to the Internship in General Surgery

Program Director

Garth R. Jacobsen, MD FACS

Garth R. Jacobsen, MD FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Program Director
General Surgery Residency

Program Administrator

Lupita Nuño

Application Deadline

  • November 1, 2023

Virtual Interview Dates

  • December 15, 2023
  • January 5, 2024
  • January 26, 2024

Internship Application Procedure

Senior medical students and other applicants applying for internship/first-year residency (PGY-I) in surgery are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). An application, dean's report, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation are required. All completed applications are considered, and arrangements for personal interviews are at the discretion of each Residency Review Committee.

Applicants applying directly to their residency specialty need not submit a separate application for the PGY-I (Internship) year. For more information call the Department of Surgery at 858-657-7220.

Residency Application Procedure

Applications for the surgery residency program are accepted electronically through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are considered complete when the following documentation is received through ERAS:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • CV Report (Generated by the Program from the CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript(s)
  • Dean's Letter (expected after October 1st)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (One Chairman letter if possible)
  • Official transcripts from NBME indicating USMLE scores (Parts 1 and 2 if available)
  • NRMP Applicant Number

International Applicants: In addition to the above, students and graduates of international medical schools must provide the following:

  • Verification of ECFMG certification (provided through ERAS)
  • Verification of United States residency status (permanent resident, naturalized citizen, etc.).*