General Residency: How to Apply

Application Deadline Date

November 1st

Positions available yearly

  • 5 categorical
  • 5 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 8
  • November 16
  • December 1
  • December 9
  • December 17

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 1.

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)

Interview Schedule

The interview day will be conducted virtually. You will receive an itinerary the week before your interview by email from the Residency Coordinator. 

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 a 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, Shawna Anning at 419.383.6462, or by email at

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

Last Updated: 9/21/21