General Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ACGME accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a five– year general surgery training program.

How do I submit my application?

We accept applications through ERAS.

Will you be offering virtual interviews?

We are currently offering only virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams.

What is the application deadline?

Our deadline for applications is Dec. 31.

Do you require prior US clinical Experience?

Prior U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required.

Can I select my interview date?

We do offer flexible scheduling through ERAS where an applicant can select any available date or can request to be added to the wait-list.

What if I cannot make it on my interview date or need to change dates?

Please notify our office by ERAS, phone or email as soon as possible if a scheduling change needs to be made.

What will the virtual interview day look like?

We will hold two separate sessions each interview day morning (7:45a.m.-12p.m.) and afternoon (12:45-5p.m.). You will only attend one session. Each applicant will have four faculty interviews, which will include the program director. You will be able to interact with current residents between interviews.

Will the Program allow Moonlighting?

We do allow moonlighting PGY 3 -5.

How many Residents does your Program accept?

We have three categorical PGY1 positions each year for a full complement of 15 residents. We currently do not offer preliminary positions but plan to in the future.

Where will my rotations be located?

  • UT Health Tyler (Primary site)
  • UT Tyler Health Science Center
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (Burns, Transplant and Pediatrics)

Do you offer an employment benefits package?

Yes, in conjunction with UT System benefits.

Do you accept foreign graduates?

 Yes, (Need to complete step 1 and step 2 and ECGMG certified).

Does your program sponsor Visas? If yes, what type?

Yes, our program sponsors J-1 visas. We are unable to sponsor an H1 visa.

Do you accept Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine graduates?

Yes, we accept both MDs and DOs.