There are seven categorical positions and one military match postition in the general surgery residency program each year. All applications are made through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). 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.

Items needed to complete your application include:

  • official medical school transcript
  • official record of board scores (NBME, FLEX, USMLE)
  • MSPE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • curriculum vitae

International Medical Graduates 

For international medical graduates interested in the program, review of the full applicant requirements above will provide valuable information, along with the information below:

  • A valid ECFMG certificate is required.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years
  • UAB sponsors the H-1B clinical Visa. UAB hosts IMG's with a J-1 Visa. All questions regarding Visas should be directed to the UAB International Office at 205-934-3328

Applications are reviewed and interview invitations are offered via email. Our program will send out the first round of interview offers from Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 per the recommendations of the APDS. Interviews will be virtual for the 2022 Match Season.

Applicants should complete their portion of the application by Sept. 29, 2021. Three letters of recommendation are due by or before Oct. 3, and we strongly encourage applicants to have their USMLE Step 2 score included in their application.

Additional Resources

Have Questions? Contact Us.

Program Director: Britney Corey, M.D., FACS

Associate Program Director: Graeme McFarland, M.D.

Coordinators: Rachael McDonald and Mario Baker
Email: generalsurgery@uabmc.edu
Phone: (205) 934-9600

1808 7th Avenue South, D202 Boshell Building
Birmingham, Alabama 35233