How to Apply

The Medical University of South Carolina participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). This process selects all PGY-1 residents in the institution. The general surgery residency program has 6 categorical positions and 14 preliminary positions available each year at the PGY-1 level. 

For the 2020-2021 interview season (PGY-1 beginning July 1, 2021) applications will be accepted ONLY through ERAS and all interviews will be conducted virtually. 

Only complete applications will be reviewed in ERAS.  A complete application must include a transcript of your grades, MSPE, four letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and all available USMLE scores.  The deadline for receipt of applications is October 21. We will not review any applications received after this date.  The residency committee reviews each applicant's preliminary file and makes a decision whether or not the applicant will be interviewed, placed on a waiting list or not be interviewed. After the preliminary evaluation you will receive an email from us indicating your status. The department uses the Interview Broker scheduling system for offers, invites and correspondence.  If you are selected for an interview, your email will ask that you schedule using Interview Broker. 

You may also call the Department of Surgery at any time if you have questions. You should contact Sara Frampton, Residency Program Coordinator at (843) 792-3072 or via email at

Our virtual interview dates will be published as soon as possible.