General Surgery Residency

Application Process

We offer a five-year, non-pyramidal general surgery residency training program, approved to graduate six chief residents in general surgery each year. The internship has twelve positions: six categorical general surgery residents, two Interventional Radiology PGY-1 residents, and four preliminary positions. There are also two preliminary positions available for a second clinical year of general surgery.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and we participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For more information about the NRMP or ERAS visit the following websites:

Foreign Medical Graduates

Graduates of medical schools from countries other than the United States or Canada must present evidence of final certification by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The University of South Florida only accepts a J1 visa.


Application deadline is November 15. Interview sessions will be virtual and will be conducted in December and January.


We typically screen nearly 1000 applicants and will invite approximately 80 for interviews. All interviews will be virtual this year. Candidates will have the opportunity to interview with both residents and faculty. Questions and discussion about any aspect of our program are welcome.

Information Sessions

Because we are unable to host the usual pre-interview dinner/boat tour with the residents, we will be hosting multiple virtual information sessions run by residents to give the candidates an opportunity to learn more about the program and life in Tampa in an informal setting. Please follow our social media pages for updates regarding dates/times.

Instagram: @USFGeneralSurgery

Twitter: @USFsurgery