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 thirteen positions: six categorical general surgery residents, three Urology 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 are held on Mondays starting late November, with the last date in early January.


We typically screen nearly 1000 applicants and will invite approximately 60 for interviews. Candidates invited to interview will have the opportunity to meet with current residents at a social event the night before. Questions and discussion about any aspect of our program are welcome. Formal interviews with key faculty occur on Monday morning. These interviews are held on the campus of our primary training facility, Tampa General Hospital.