Application Process

Open House 2021


Positions Offered

Duration of Training

Number of Positions Per Year


Categorical General Surgery Resident

5 years



Preliminary Surgery Resident

1 year





Application Deadline
October 30, 2021


Interview Dates

(All interview dates will be held virtually via ZOOM.
A notice of the ZOOM link will be sent directly to applicants.

Categorical Interview Dates
November 6, 2021
November 13, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021
January 22, 2022

The Preliminary Interview Date is scheduled for January 2022; a specific date is yet to be determined. 



  • USMLE scores – mandatory pass on first attempt*
    • USMLE Part 1
    • USMLE Part 2
      • (NOTE: If your Part 2 score is delayed due to COVID-19, please provide scores as soon as possible.)
  • Electronic Application (ERAS)
    • Medical School Transcript
    • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
    • E-mail address – we will respond to all questions via e-mail
    • Recent medical school graduate (e.g., within the past four years)
    • Our institution sponsors the J1 Visa
    • No United States experience required for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
    • For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.
    • Students will be able to access this part of the application beginning September 1, 2021

 *USMLE transcripts are required. Please request your official transcripts from NBME and upload them with your ERAS application.
All materials must be submitted electronically. 
Applications are not considered if any of the above requirements are missing/incomplete.


Interview Events Timeline

(All interview dates will be held virtually via ZOOM.
A notice of the ZOOM link will be sent directly to applicants.

On the Friday evenings prior to the interview dates, the General Surgery Residency program will sponsor a virtual "meet and greet" between applicants and residents from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Although optional, applicants are highly encouraged to participate. The on-line event gives applicants an opportunity to meet current residents in as casual a setting as possible. Applicants' spouses are welcome to attend. No faculty will attend the meet and greet session.

Virtual interviews will begin on Saturday morning (a schedule will be announced).  After a brief program introduction from Dr. Sandra Beck, General Surgery Residency Program Director, virtual interviews will commence. At the conclusion of the interview sessions, applicants may participate in an on-line tour of UK HealthCare's facilities. 


Please direct any questions and comments to our Program Coordinator: 

Lauren Henley 
GME Program Coordinator
Division of General Surgery


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