General Surgery Residency

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Vanderbilt General Surgery
Residency Program

Medical Center North
Suite CCC-4312
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2730
Phone (615) 343-6642
Fax (615) 322-0689
Email: Residency Program


Welcome Vanderbilt Residency Applicants

Each year we look forward to many special resident events, but, application season has a certain anticipation and energy that makes this time of year exciting for all. Feel free to explore our website and give feedback. If you cannot locate an item, please contact Stephanie Rowe Burnham or Margaret Genendlis with any questions and comments.

Here is a brief outline of the process. Every applicant folder is carefully screened using a 55-point screening system involving letters, transcript, activities, research, USMLE scores, and awards. We generally receive applications from ~ 800 graduates of US medical schools and an equal number of international graduates. We interview ~ 80 candidates; we match 8. We take your time and interest seriously.

  • We have 4 interview days scheduled for the Match season: December 15 & 18, 2015 and January 15 & 26, 2016. Each candidate is interviewed by two faculty members and a senior/chief resident and has a short chat with a chair and a program director. Interview day includes a program presentation, a brief tour, and a luncheon that concludes by 2:30pm; therefore candidates are free to depart mid-afternoon.
  • We have an informal get-together from 5pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the actual interview day, hosted off campus. Families and significant others are welcome.
  • For the interview dates of December 18 & January 15, Grand Rounds are held on Friday mornings at 7am. All candidates are invited to attend.
  • One of our goals is for you to have free and ready access to our residents. We think they are "satisfied customers" and our best advertisement.