WellSpan Medical Education

Application Information

Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only.

Mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will not be acknowledged.  

A complete application must be received on or before December 1.  Our surgical residency recruitment committee will review completed applications and extend interview invitations on a rolling basis.

Complete PGY-1 applications include:

An ERAS application

Standardized test scores:

Both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 (required).

USMLE Step 2 is recommended by interview dates in November through January.

COMLEX-USA Level 1 (optional).

Dean’s Letter

Three Letters of Recommendation:

  • Letter from a surgeon (required)
  • Letter #2, applicant choice (a letter from a Chair is optional)
  • Letter #3, applicant choice

Graduation Date:

All applicants' medical school graduation date must be within five years of expected matriculation into our residency program.

International Medical Graduate information:

Visas: We sponsor H-1B and J visas.  US clinical experiences in not a requirement.

ECFMG: ECFMG certificate is needed prior to submission of rank list.

General Interview Information:

Virtual interviews will be extended on a rolling basis beginning in November.

A Second Look option will be available in February with both virtual and in-person opportunities (pending COVID restrictions).

The aim of the surgical residency recruitment committee is to provide each applicant individualized interview experiences.  We are excited to share the unique aspects of our program with you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Senior Residency Program Coordinator, Danielle M. Spencer, dspencer@wellspan.org

Notice of Rights Under Federal Conscience and Anti-Discrimination Laws

WellSpan Health and all WellSpan Hospitals comply with applicable Federal conscience and antidiscrimination laws prohibiting exclusion, adverse treatment, coercion, or other discrimination against individuals or entities on the basis of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. You may have the right under Federal law to decline to perform, assist in the performance of, refer for, undergo, or pay for certain health care-related treatments, research, or services (such as abortion or assisted suicide, among others) that violate your conscience, religious beliefs, or moral convictions.

 If you believe that WellSpan Health or any WellSpan Health Hospital has failed to accommodate your conscientious, religious, or moral objection, or has discriminated against you on those grounds, you can file a conscience and religious freedom complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, DC 20201, 1–800–368–1019, 800–537–7697 (TDD). Complaint forms and more information about Federal conscience and anti-discrimination laws are available at http://www.hhs.gov/conscience.

A copy of the complete rule and OCR’s explanatory text, as published in the Federal Register, is available at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-21/pdf/2019-09667.pdf.

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