Ascension Providence Hospital - Application Process

Application Process
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For further information regarding ERAS contact one of the following:

  • your Medical School Dean's Office
  • access the AAMC ERAS website
  • ECFMG-ECFMG-ERAS Program, P.O. Box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467
  • access the ECFMG website


Additional information:

  • Foreign medical graduates are accepted.  U.S. clinical experience is required for categorical applicants.  Clinical experience is not required for preliminary applicants.
  • Must pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (first attempt only).
  • We accept J1 visas only.
  • The application deadline is November 1st for the next academic year beginning July 1st.


General Surgery Residency (Categorical)
Categorical residents are accepted into the general surgery residency program with the objective to complete the entire 5-year surgical program.  Three categorical positions at the PG1 level are offered each year through the National Resident Matching Program.   The program has a total of 15 categorical residents. 


Preliminary Surgery Program
The general surgery residency program accepts six preliminary candidates through the National Resident Matching Program.  Preliminary residents can be accepted into the general surgery program for one or two years.


Criteria for Selection of Residents
Candidates are selected on the basis of achievement in undergraduate and medical school, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, and personal interview.  The selection committee consists of the program director and members of the teaching faculty.  Interviews are scheduled by invitation from the program director.