General Surgery Residency Program: Manhattan Applications

NYU Department of Surgery Residency Program F.A.Q.

How many positions does your program have?
There are 7 categorical and 6 preliminary positions.

When are your interview dates?
TBD November and December 2020

When do you begin reviewing applications?
We begin reviewing applications  in October 2020 when the applications are released to programs in ERAS.

When does your program start?
The official start date is July 1st.

In addition to the general orientation sessions from NYU and Bellevue for all new house staff, there is also a Department of Surgery orientation. The Department orientation is held during the week prior to the beginning of the academic year. The orientation sessions are designed to introduce the incoming interns to the workings of the Department of Surgery, to get them better acquainted with the faculty and house staff, as well as help them get prepared for the first days of clinical duties.

How many letters of recommendation are needed?
In addition to the Dean's letter, 3 letters of recommendation from faculty members must be submitted.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates?

Do FMGs need to have clinical experience in the U.S.?
U.S. Clinical experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Do you sponsor any visas?
NYU Langone does not offer H-1B sponsorship for house staff, residents, or fellows. J-1 sponsorship is available through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Do I need to be ECFMG certified prior to applying to your program?
You do not need to be ECFMG certified prior to applying to our program; however, you do need to be ECFMG certified prior to being offered an interview to our program.

How do I apply for your Residency Program?
All applications for PGY 1 positions are only accepted through ERAS. We do not accept PGY 2 applications through ERAS.

When do you begin to download applications?
October 28th, 2020

What is your deadline?
November 30th, 2020.

Are housestaff required to do research?
House staff are not required, but are strongly encouraged to do research. The program leadership mentors residents from their first year to help guide and develop their research interests and facilitate both clinical and basic science research opportunities.

Do you offer pre-match?
Our program does not offer a pre-match. All positions are offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

What is the pass rate for the ABS boards?
100% for each of the past 4 years for both the written and oral examinations.

Do you have a cut off year since graduation from medical school?
Our program does not have a cut off year since graduation from medical school.

What are your minimum scores for USMLE, Step 1 & 2?
We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement. The USMLE Step 2 scores are not required at the time of the application process, but they must be submitted once you are selected into the program.

When will I know if I am selected for an interview?
Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified via ERAS no later than November 20th, 2020.

Is there subsidized housing and is there any help in finding housing?
A small number of subsidized on campus apartments are made available, with priority given to first year housestaff and those house staff moving from out of state.  Housing information and forms can be found here. There is also a tab on the left side of that page for off-campus housing information. Questions can be addressed to