Residents are the backbone and greatest asset of a surgical training program. Our stated mission is “to be the best community-based surgical residency program in the Southeastern United States.” To fulfill this mission, only the best candidates can be selected. Academic curiosity and self-motivation are vital. A holistic review process is used to determine interview offers.
Medical school academic achievement, including USMLE or COMLEX scores, is one objective tool for resident selection. An individual’s scores reflect only a portion of their potential, but USMLE / COMLEX scores are predictive of success in passing the American Board of Surgery certification. Letters of recommendation, especially when personalized, are an important supplement to the transcript. A personal visit to Spartanburg is encouraged, as this experience is invaluable to the applicant and has a positive effect on the evaluation process.
Our Interview Policy
There are more than 800 applications for our three categorical positions with an interview extended to approximately 50 students. All qualified applicants are evaluated.
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center’s Surgery Residency program strives to provide equal evaluation opportunity to all applicants and prohibits discrimination of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status or any other non-merit-based factor.
We exclusively utilize ERAS for the application process.
We will be participating in the ERAS supplemental application but it is not a requirement.
The Interview Process
When you meet our faculty and residents, you will know that you are indeed looking at the best community program in the Southeast. Therefore, interviews for residency starting in July 2024 will be held in person.
Interview dates for this year will be:
- Nov. 18, 2022
- Dec. 2, 2022
- Dec. 16, 2022
- Jan. 13, 2023
- Jan. 20, 2023
A casual dinner the evening before your interview is provided so that you may meet with a representative group of our current residents. In addition to dinner, the program will arrange for a single night’s lodging, at our expense. On the day of the interview, you should be able to leave Spartanburg in the early afternoon. Convenient airports are Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) or Charlotte (CLT). The program does not reimburse travel expenses.
International Medical Graduates
Each year we receive more than 200 applications from International Medical Graduates.
- Our application process is exclusively through ERAS - do not forward CV's through email.
- Deadlines for applications are posted on ERAS.
- We do not accept trainees who require VISA sponsorship.
We offer up to three non-designated preliminary positions. Overall, preliminary residents have valued their time at Spartanburg. Recent designated residents continued their training in specialties as anesthesiology, PM & R, radiology and surgery.
Non-designated residents have the same responsibilities, rotation schedules and opportunities as our categorical residents.
Externships to medical and osteopathic medical students from accredited U.S. medical schools are important in contributing to the educational experience for all involved. Often, students rotating here match into Spartanburg Regional residency programs. Students on a fourth year sub-internship with us are given the opportunity to meet with the program director and faculty while they are on rotation.