General Residency: How to Apply

Application Deadline Date

November 1st

Positions available yearly

  • 5 categorical
  • 2 preliminary

Length of the Surgical Residency Training Program

  • 5 years of clinical training
  • 1 year of research

Our General Surgery Residency Program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) at If you are interested in applying, please coordinate with the Dean's office at your medical school to submit your application materials via ERAS.

Interview Dates for Incoming Interns

  • November 18
  • November 2
  • December 16

Candidates qualifications for the General Surgery Residency Training program at the University of Toledo is based on the following criteria. When all the appropriate data is received, your application will be considered. Invitations to formally interview will be emailed via the ERAS program no later than December 1st.

Application Requirements for Graduates of U.S. Medical Schools:
  • Common Application Form 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Medical School transcript with current Surgery grades 
  • Dean's letter 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and CS - (passed on the first attempt)
  • Color Photo
Application Requirements for Graduates outside of U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools:
  • J1 visa sponsored only
  • Must have a current and valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Reception and Interview Day

Reception: (held the evening prior to the interviews)

  • The reception is held from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the evening before the interview 
  • This is an informal reception with casual attire 
  • Your spouse or significant other is also invited 
  • Please contact Mary Burda at 419.383.6462 or 419.291.8145 if you are unable to attend

Interview Schedule

The interview day begins at 7 a.m. and will end no later than 3:30 p.m. You will receive an itinerary the week before your interview by email though the ERAS system and your interview schedule the evening of the welcome reception.

Lodging Information

Lodging is available at The Radisson Hotel which is located on The University of Toledo Health Science Campus. Their phone number is 419.381.6800. When making reservations please advise them that you are with the Department of Surgery and you will receive a reduced rate plus tax. If you are flying into the Toledo Express Airport, The Radisson Hotel has a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Please arrange for the shuttle to pick you up and return you to the airport when making your reservations.

Resident Selection

The University of Toledo College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness and anticipated ability to be successful in the general surgery academic program.

The policy of the general surgery residency program is to consider all candidates regardless of race, sex, creed, nationality or sexual orientation.

If you would like additional information or have questions regarding the General Surgery Residency Program, please contact the Surgical Education Coordinator, Mary Burda at 419.383.6462 or 419.291.8145, or by email at

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program.

Last Updated: 2/12/20