Four categorical General Surgery residents are chosen annually through the National Resident Matching Program. Our program offers no preliminary positions in General Surgery. Applications are accepted solely through ERAS and selection is based on academic records, accomplishments, recommendations and personal interviews. We have no minimum test score but expect highly qualified candidates. We like three Letters of Recommendation from academic surgeons and we like recent graduates. International medical graduates must currently be in or have completed one year in a General Surgery residency program in the United States. We sponsor H1 and J1 visas.

Interviews are conducted in November and December; therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as the ERAS post office opens in September. Our invitations to interview are sent through ERAS email. We do not send letters of rejection. Our interview day consists of interviews with our Program Director, Associate Program Director, three Attending Surgeons and several residents on either Thursday afternoon or Friday midday. On Thursday evening, you will attend a social gathering and dinner with our residents. On Friday morning, you will attend educational conferences and a department presentation and receive a tour of our facilities. We provide each candidate with a paid hotel room.

Regarding the cancellations of candidacy interviews: Our program does not invite more candidates than we have placement for interviews. An interview cancellation is deemed unacceptable less than two weeks prior to your interview date. Out of respect for our staff and the work they do to prepare for your visit and to other candidates wishing to apply to our program, please contact us no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled interview date if you need to cancel your interview.

Contact Us

UICOMP Department of Surgery
624 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3135
Fax: 309-655-3630