Applying to Our Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Match through ERASThe deadline for applications is November 3rd, 2023. The Residency Selection Committee will not review your application until it is complete. Email or paper applications will not be accepted.


The following positions will be offered for the 2024-2025 academic year:

  • 7 categorical general surgery positions
  • 4 preliminary positions

Application Requirements

Your application will be reviewed holistically by members of the Residency Selection Committee. Your completed application should include:

  1. Completed ERAS application (including your Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement) 
  2. USMLE transcript (passing scores on Step 1 and both parts of Step 2 by Match Day)
  3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (A Chair of Surgery letter is not required but at least 2 letters should be from Surgery Faculty)
  4. One (1) Peer Letter of Recommendation**
  5. Medical School Transcript
  6. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's letter)

**All applicants who apply to our program in ERAS by November 3rd, 2024, will be sent directions on how to submit a Peer Letter of Recommendation. This is OPTIONAL but is encouraged to help us better capture a more holistic picture of the applicant’s attributes, experiences, and impact in a community of their peers. These letters can be completed by anyone the applicant considers to be a peer—someone who is not in a supervisory role or a family member (e.g., close friend, classmate, teammate, co-worker)

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2024 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. The additional information will help our program learn more about applicants and help us better identify alignment with our program environment and mission.


All interviews will be conducted virtually by a cohort of faculty and residents. 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! Offers for interviews will be sent via Thalamus on October 31st, 2023 @ 12pm.

We will be holding four separate virtual interview days 8am-2pm (EST):

  • Friday, November 17th, 2023 (Columbia Students Only)
  • Saturday November 18th, 2023
  • Saturday December 16th, 2023
  • Saturday January 6th, 2024

International Medical Graduates:

All graduates of international medical schools must have current certification by the Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). US experience is not necessary but desirable. There is no cut-off date for medical school graduation but within 1 year of application is preferred. An ECFMG certificate is needed for beginning residency. New York-Presbyterian Hospital will sponsor J1 and O visas only.