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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our Program.


The Match

The Program in General Surgery participates in the National Residency Matching Program [NRMP] .

All applications for a surgery residency positions need to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System [ERAS]. We are not able to accept applicants or to review or evaluate applications outside of this process.

Our ERAS / NRMP Program Numbers for the FAU Charles E. Schmidt are
1586440C0 for Categorical Positions and 1586440P0 for Preliminary Positions.

In any given year, the program participates in the match with up to 7 categorical positions and up to 5 preliminary resident positions. 

We will begin reviewing applications around September 15th of each year, and will not accept applications submitted or completed after December 1st

Interviews will begin in October and go through early January each year.

You can also find us on FREIDA.


Application Requirements

  • Up-to-date CV [ERAS format]
  • Complete ERAS common application
  • Personal Statement
  • 3-4 [preferred] letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter and Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX step I and II [preferred, step II must be passed prior to rank list submission]

The ideal candidate for our program:

  • will have a genuine desire to pursue training and a career in surgery, and a commitment to life-long learning and scholarship. 
  • has medical school performance evaluations that put him/her in the top 1/3 of the class, and USMLE scores at or above the national average for successfully matched candidates
  • has demonstrated prior involvement in research and scholarship that has led to successful presentation or publication of his/her results.

The program currently will accept applications form qualified Osteopathic and International Medical Graduates, all candidates should have completed the USMLE step examinations.  International medical graduates must have completed medical school without gaps and within the last three years, and ideally already have prior US experience. 

The Interview Process

On the day of the interview candidates will be able to participate in some of the core educational activities, and will meet with the Program Coordinator, the Program Director and Core Faculty.

The candidates will be given an overview over the program structure and goals, and participate in a tour of one of our teaching hospitals.  In addition, the candidates will have ample opportunity to spent time with our current residents.

Last Modified 8/29/18