Applying to Our Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 Match through ERASThe deadline for applications is September 30.


The following positions will be offered for the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • 7 categorical general surgery positions
  • 5 preliminary positions

Application Requirements

A completed application includes:

  1. Completed ERAS application
  2. USMLE board scores (pass on first attempt)
  3. Three letters of recommendation (Not necessary from the Chairman)
  4. Dean's letter
  5. For Foreign Medical Graduates:
    US experience not necessary but desirable; no cut-off date for medical school graduation but within 1 year of application preferred; ECFMG certificate is needed at time of beginning residency; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will sponsor J1 and O visas only.


All interviews will be conducted virtually. We will also host informal pre-interview virtual social events to give you a chance to meet the residents and get a feel for the camaraderie that exists in our program. We want to get to know you as much as you want to get to know us! Please check us out on Instagram (Columbia_Surgery_Residency).

We will be holding three separate virtual interview days 9am-1pm (EST):

  • Saturday November 12, 2022
  • Saturday December 10, 2022
  • Saturday January 7, 2023

On each interview day, we will start with an overview of the program, and then applicants will have a total of three interviews. Between your interviews, you will have "downtime" to informally speak to faculty and residents and ask any questions. Additional details regarding times will be released closer to each interview day.

Second Looks

After your interview, we do not offer second look visits. This is to prevent applicants from feeling an obligation to incur additional travel costs to demonstrate their interest.