General Surgery


All applications are processed through the ERAS (Electronic Resident Application Service) program. This can accessed on-line at: The deadline for applying to the program is October 1st of any calendar year. Minimum USMLE scores are Step 1 = 230 and Step 2 = 240 with three letters of recommendation. The interview season lasts from November through January. We do not require prior experience to apply to the program. We will sponsor only the J1 VISA.

Please contact us with questions .


Salary and Benefits

Spectrum Health provides a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package for our residents, staff and their families. Please visit our Salary and Benefits page to learn more.

In addition, we provide an educational stipend via a declining balance MasterCard to be used for educational items such as books, supplies and conference attendance, all items need to be approved prior to purchase.

GS1 = $1000
GS2 = $1200
GS3 = $1400
GS4 = $1600
GS5 = $1800

Interview Day

A typical interview day will consist of Grand Rounds, interviews and tours, as well as an opportunity to meet current house staff. Each interview day will begin at 6:45 a.m. and conclude around 1:00 p.m. Upon confirming your appointment for an interview, we will send you information on travel, accommodations, transportation, etc. We also have a dinner evening before interviews with several of the residents at a local restaurant if you are available. This will give you the opportunity to see the downtown area and visit with residents in a more casual atmosphere.

Visiting Learners

We have opportunities for visiting medical students, residents, and other learners to rotate on our service.  All visiting rotations are organized through the Medical Education Scheduling office. Please visit the Spectrum Health Visiting Learners page for more information and to begin the application process.

Ready to Apply?

All applications are accepted through ERAS. Please see the For Applicants section of your preferred program for additional details.

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