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The General Surgery Residency Program at UAB provides an outstanding clinical experience with many unique opportunities including research participation, extensive robotic surgery training, international training opportunities and more.

Training takes place across five facilities: University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Alabama and UAB Highlands Hospital. All of these facilities are conveniently located in downtown Birmingham as part of the UAB Medical Center District.

 The program has a very competitive application cycle, welcoming diverse applicants from across the nation to learn more about our program and apply. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet the chair, program directors, and current residents in both virtual and in-person settings, leading up to interview day. This gives applicants a chance to talk with leaders and residents in a comfortable atmosphere.

2023-2024 General Surgery Interview Dates:

Monday, Sep. 18, 2023 (Military Match)

Friday, Nov. 10, 2023

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023

Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 (Cardiac 4/3)

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024

Typical Interview Day:

Interviewees can expect an introduction by Chair of the Department of Surgery Herbert Chen, M.D., FACS, and General Surgery Residency Program Director Britney Corey, M.D., FACS. Interviewees will have the opportunity to hear about our facilities, the city of Birmingham, and the many opportunities our residents have to train in diverse settings. Following introductions and an overview, interviews will be conducted virtually, with each applicant having an individualized meeting with the chair and program director. Applicants will also be interviewed by faculty and resident teams and will be asked a mix of standardized guided questions and open questions. When not interviewing, applicants will have the opportunity to chat with our residents and hear more about their perspectives on surgical training at UAB. In addition, our residents are hosting virtual events the night prior to interviews to allow applicants to experience our unique culture.