How many residents will be accepted per class?
At full complement, our program will have 3 categorical residents per class and 3 preliminary PGY1s.
Will PGY2 or higher residents be accepted during the initial buildup?
We will only be accepting PGY1 residents each year while we build our program.
What is the accreditation status of the program?
At the time of posting, we will have our initial accreditation through the ACGME.
Will residents be able to moonlight?
At this time, the program will not allow moonlighting at any PGY level.
Do you provide housing?
While we do not provide housing, we will work with local landlords to have a certain amount of apartments reserved on a first come first serve basis for incoming residents. All costs associated with these rentals will be the responsibility of the resident.
Are there any medical school affiliations?
Faxton-St Luke’s is an official clinical campus for both Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. As such, students from both campuses spend their 3rd year with us for their cores and are given the options to do their 4th year electives with us. We also share select didactics, OMM workshops, board preparation seminars and have full access to their IRB.
What type of board score are necessary to be accepted into the program?
The Faxton-St Luke’s General Surgery Residency Program aims to be very competitive. However, candidates selected to interview and match will be chosen based on the applicant’s entire file. We are looking for residents committed to high quality and safe patient care across the continuum of healthcare. Therefore, it will be important to have a well-rounded file that includes solid board scores, community involvement, a clearly defined passion for your educational goals and letters of recommendation that capture your clinical and personal strengths.
Board score requirements are as follows:
• USMLE scores of at least 220 (delete part about steps 1 and 2) for MD’s, must have passed COMLEX for DO’s
We’re also looking for candidates with a Dean’s Letter and three Letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be General Surgery (CORD/SLOE) letter of recommendation with a preference of two.
Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past 3 years.
Preferred applicants will have authored a research article.
Applicants deviating from the above qualifications who have other compelling factors in their application may be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon the approval of the Program Director.
Do you sponsor any Visas?
We do not sponsor any kind of Visas.