FAQ for Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Surgery Residency

Q. Is there a minimum USMLE cutoff score?

A. The general surgery residency program is highly competitive. A minimum score of 235 on Step I and II is typical for candidates that are offered an interview.
It is expected that Step III will be completed during the first year of residency.

Q. What visas do you sponsor (H1, H1B, J1)?

A. We sponsor J1 visas. (H1 visas may be considered for categorical residents but is subject to approval by our GME office.

Q. Is U.S. clinical experience required for entry to your program?

A. U.S clinical experience is not required.

Q. Does your program accept Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs)?

A. Yes. FMG candidates are subject to the same vigorous admission requirements as American graduates.

Q. What are the requirements for Foreign Medical Graduates?

A. Applicants must be ECFMG certified, and must pass Clinical Skills Exam by start date.

Q. How many letters of recommendations are required?

A. 3 letters are required. A Dean’s letter is also required.

Q. What is the deadline to apply to the program?

A. All applicants must apply through ERAS by October 15, 2016 (no paper documents will be accepted)

Q. Is there a cutoff from the time of graduation from medical school?

A. No, there is not cut-off date

Q. How many spaces do you have open for 2016-2017?

A. 10 open spots. (5 categorical and 5 preliminary spots.)