Applying to the Program

Our General Surgery residency is accredited by the ACGME (Program ID 4402500413), and has had a long legacy of osteopathic training under former AOA accreditation. Applicants with accreditation status or application questions should contact the program.

Residency applications will be only be accepted and reviewed via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service.)  Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications when ERAS opens. This ensures prompt review of their applications and facilitates early correspondence and scheduling of interviews for selected candidates.  We do not offer Observerships or Externships.

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

Our program will host virtual interviews for the upcoming recruitment season, based on recommendations of APDS.  Our goal is to communicate initial interview offers during the suggested window of October 27th to November 2nd. 

Program Requirements for General Surgery application:
  • Complete ERAS application
  • A passing score on COMLEX/USMLE Step 1 is required
  • A passing score on COMLEX/USMLE Step 2 is required prior to the end of the interview season
  • We DO accept international graduates
  • We are NOT able to sponsor or accept visas
  • Candidates must be within two years of graduation from medical school


Candidates must recognize that physicians matriculating into the Ascension Genesys General Surgery Residency Program will be expected to:

  • Complete satisfactorily all of their medical school’s requirements culminating in graduation from medical school in good standing
  • Provide proof of graduation from medical school (diploma and final transcript)
  • Be eligible for a training license as a resident physician in the State of Michigan
  • Have ECFMG certification (if applicable)
  • Must be able to assume all responsibilities of training by July 1. All appointees must report for orientation the last two weeks in June.