Surgery Applicant Information
Surgery Residency Application Process
Applicants for our Surgery Residency Program must participate in the National Residency Matching Program. There are separate tracts for Categorical Surgery and Preliminary Surgery applicants. Our program only accepts applications via ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) sponsored by the AAMC. Your dean's office will assist you in submitting your application and supporting documentation. We do require USMLE transcripts, as well as the computerized application, personal statement, CV, MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation), and three additional letters of recommendation from U.S. Board Certified physicians -- all via ERAS. Our ACGME program ID# is
Before a resident can begin the Surgery Residency in Chattanooga, he/she must have passed USMLE Step 1 (minimum 215 score), USMLE Step 2 (minimum 215 score), and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills. Incoming residents who do not meet these requirements will not be able to start training.
Our program deadline for receiving applications (with the exception of Dean's Letter) is October 31.
NRMP Program Codes
Up to eight total first year positions at the PGY-1 level are offered as follows:
For additional information about our program, you can write to us at:
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Or you can call toll free at 1-800-947-7823, and ask for extension 7695 to request additional information.
You can e-mail questions or other requests to us at email@example.com
Erlanger does not provide housing for applicants selected for interview in the Surgery Residency Program; however, click here to view information about special rates available at nearby downtown hotels:
Note: The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admission criteria are equivalent to those of LCME accredited US medical schools. The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools who meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency.