Application Process

September 15th, 2018 marks the official opening of the Department of Surgery's resident interview season. We utilize ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) for the application process. Paper applications will not be accepted.

A preliminary review of each applicant will be made upon receipt of a complete application and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Complete applications consist of all ERAS materials and the items below:

  • Dean's letter
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • USLME Step 1 score, Step 2 preferred
  • Personal statement
  • J1 Visas only
  • U.S. clinical exp. required

Once applications are reviewed, applicants selected to interview will be sent an email using the email address from the ERAS application. All application materials should be in ERAS by Nov. 30th for consideration. Applicants that are not chosen for an interview will also be notified by email. 

2018 Interview Dates:

Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018

Interview days consist of a short overview of the days events followed by breakfast and a welcome message from the Program Director and Chairman, Dr. LD Britt. After breakfast, applicants will attend the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Finally, applicants will have interviews with two faculty members and one Chief resident. At the conclusion of interviews, applicants will be joined by residents for lunch and a tour of the campus.

A reception is held Thursday evening prior to the interview day at the Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk. The reception is an opportunity for applicants to meet the residents and faculty informally.