GME Programs

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General Surgery Eligibility Requirements

  • Allopathic and osteopathic applicants must successfully complete USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 before an interview offer can be made. Successful completion of both Step 2 CK and 2 CS or COMLEX Level 2CE and Level 2PE prior to ranking is required. All exams must be passed on the first attempt.
  • No more than one year can have elapsed since any formal training.
  • A fourth year Sub-I in surgery is strongly recommended.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements for a restricted license for residency in the State of Nevada. http://medboard.nv.gov/
  • LORs – Our program requires three letters of recommendation (one of which must come from a Surgery Faculty member). A letter of recommendation from the Surgery Department Chair is strongly recommended.
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • We require an acceptable explanation of any break in education (if applicable).