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Quillen College of Medicine


All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline to apply is November 1 of each year.

Basic requirements are:

  • International Medical Graduates (IMG) are welcome to apply and should have 1 year of United States Clinical Residency experience.
  • All applicants should have graduated Medical School within the past 5 years.
  • Only J-1 Visas are sponsored at this training institution.
  • All applicants are subject to a Criminal Background Check.
  • All applicants need three letters of recommendation in addition to a Dean's letter. At least one of these letters should be completed by a member of the surgical faculty and one from the Surgery Chair or Program Director. 
  • Part 1 and Part 2 CK USMLE score must be available before review of the application.

The Department of Surgery has adopted the following characteristics, which we feel are desirable in surgery applicants:

  • integrity
  • judgment
  • motivation
  • interpersonal skills
  • intelligence
  • scholarship and psychomotor skills
  • professionalism

When making application, please provide evidence of your potential in any or all of the above areas.

For further information, please contact our residency office at 423-439-6266.


Surgery Resident and Faculty - 2018

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