How to Apply

Application deadline

  • November 1, 2023

Application format

Interview dates

  • November 21, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • December 18, 2023
  • January 8, 2024

View additional interview day information.

Position availability

  • Our 5-year program includes 4 categorical positions per PGY level, 6 preliminary intern positions, and 1 or 2 PGY-2 preliminary positions.

Application requirements

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Medical school dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores – We do not have a minimum score requirement
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification, if applicable

International medical school graduates

If you are an international medical school graduate (IMG), please refer to the below for common questions:

  • Do you accept IMG's?
  • Do you have any IMG’s currently in your program?
  • Do I need a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification (ECFMG) certificate at the time of application?
  • Do you sponsor visas?
    Yes, J1 Visas only.
  • Do you require clinical experience?
    Yes, we require clinical experience within 3 years of matriculation
  • Do you have a minimum USMLE score requirement?
  • Do you have a graduation year cut-off?
    Yes, 3 years.
  • Do you offer externships/observerships?
    No, unfortunately, our department cannot accommodate any observerships or externships at this time.

Documents and links

If you have questions or concerns, please email Amy Davis, General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator, at

We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Diversity and inclusion

Our program strongly supports and promotes the Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Dartmouth Health missions on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Please see the following links for additional information: