Residency Application Process


The UTHSC Nashville General Surgery Residency Program uses an electronic application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

    The following documents must be submitted:

    • Dean's Letter
    • Medical school transcript
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • USMLE transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Applicants with previous residency experience must submit letters from their previous program director

    Foreign/International Medical Graduate applications must include (*We accept ONLY J1 visas):

    • A copy of your ECFMG certification
    • Copies of all: ECFMG, FMGEMS, FLEX scores
    • At least two letters of recommendation originating from the USA
    • At least one year of clinical experience in the U.S., Canada, U.K., or Israel is required

    Residency Application Timeline

    Completed applications will be reviewed after the Dean's letter is released on October 1st, and interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. ​Those candidates invited for interviews will be notified by email.

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