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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Surgery


The categorical residency in general surgery is a 5-year program. We are approved for 8 (eight) Residents. Applications are accepted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Since 1999, all applications are thru the ELECTRONIC RESIDENCY APPLICATION SERVICE (ERAS).

For more information regarding ERAS, please go to ERAS for Institutions

Our requirements for application include a medical school transcript, USMLE (ECFMG) scores, Dean's letter, personal statement, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a personal interview. Click here to view a sample Resident Agreement.

Potential applicants must be graduates of an LCME accredited medical school in the USA or Canada, or Graduates of an American Osteopathic Association accredited school of Osteopathy, or, International Medical Graduates whom have a valid certificate from the ECFMG, or have a full and unrestricted license to practice in a US licensing jurisdiction, or graduates of an LCME approved 5th Pathway Program.

We have several available preliminary positions in the PGY1 year. Applicants should hold valid visas and go through ERAS as well.

All inquires can be made to the:

Department of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 40
Brooklyn, NY 11203

We can also be reached by telephone at: (718) 270-3302