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 8 categorical positions and 14 preliminary positions available each year at the PGY-1 level. 

For the 2022-2023 interview season (PGY-1 beginning July 1, 2023) 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, 2022. 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.

The General Surgery residency program does not support VISA applications.

You may also contact a General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator at any time if you have questions:

Jerri O'Banner | 843-792-4607 |

Keisha Vaughn | 843-792-8593 |

Sign Up for Our 2022 Virtual Open House

The General Surgery Residency Program will be hosting a virtual open house at 7 p.m. (EST) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 24
  • Thursday, September 8
  • Monday, September 26

This is an opportunity to meet our residents and learn more about the program.

Online Sign-Up Form

General Surgery Residency Virtual Open House Invite