San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W. Hospital Road, French Camp, CA  95231  (209) 468-6000
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Surgery Residency Program

Application Procedures

Selection for available Intern and Residency positions is made by the Department of Surgery. Additional information, general or specific, may be obtained by contacting:

Christina Roland, Program Coordinator
Surgery Residency Program
San Joaquin General Hospital
Graduate Medical Education Office
P.O. Box 1020
French Camp, CA 95231
Phone: (209) 468-6620

Our Program only accepts ERAS applications - paper applications will not be accepted. It is usually to the candidate’s advantage to make an early application, thus ensuring that all materials in support of the application are made available to the Selection Committee before the application deadline of November 30th. Our Program fills three categorical positions and two non-designated preliminary position through the National Residency Program (NRMP); therefore, applicants must be registered with them.

All applicants must meet the following criteria and have the required documents included in the ERAS application:

  1. Dean’s Letter & Transcripts.
  2. Three Letters of recommendation.
  3. Personal Statement (include educational plans and specialty).
  4. USMLE/COMLEX Score(s): 220 and above or (85%) on all parts taken (first attempt only).
  5. Must pass Clinical Skills Exam (first attempt only).
  6. Applicants should have graduated from medical school within three years prior to applying.
  7. The Hospital does not sponsor any type of immigration Visas, only J-1 visa’s are accepted.
  8. All International Medical Graduates (IMG) applying to the Program must have a California Medical Board Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or indicate to us that it is being processed.
  9. All IMG’s applying to the Program must also have a valid ECFMG Certificate or indicate to us that it is being processed. IMGs cannot commence residency in the State of California without a PTAL and ECFMG certificate.
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Interview Process

Our Surgery Residency Program has 3 first- year categorical positions and 2 non-designated preliminary position available each academic year. The Selection Committee reviews the applications. Interviews are granted by invitation only. Interviews will be conducted approximately from October through January. We will try to schedule this interview with the applicant's convenience in mind. Applicants will be notified of the Matching Program results (NRMP) in early spring of the year preceding postgraduate training, to begin late June.