SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Applying to Our Program
The San Joaquin General Surgery Program only accepts ERAS applications. Our program fills
3 Categorical and 3 preliminary positions through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
All applicants must meet the following criteria and provide the following documents as part of
their ERAS application:
- Deans Letter and Medical School Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation - preferably from Dept. of Surgery faculty
- Personal Statement
- USMLE Scores: Average of 225 or above, first attempts only. Steps 1 and 2 must be complete
at the time of applying, all interns are required to take Step 3 by December 31st of your
- Applicants must be graduates of medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California.
- International Medical Graduates must have the following:
- International Medical Graduates (IMG) must have a valid certificate from ECFMG
- International Medical Graduates (IMG) must have a California Medical Board Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTL) or indicate to us that it is being processed.
- Registration in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)
2021 Interview dates
will be announced when available.
Resident Benefits & Compensation
- CME funds, see "Salaries"
- Up-to-Date and SESAP subscriptions
- Remote access
- All residents receive a Surface Pro tablet at the start of residency for use inpatient care and teaching activities
- Health Insurance- your choice of 3 plans, Select, Premier, or a health plan with Kaiser.
- Dental Insurance- through Delta Dental or Pacific Union Dental.
- Vision Insurance through VSP
- Optional American Fidelity Dependent Day Care and FSA accounts
- Life Insurance
- State Disability Insurance
- Sick Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- Pregnancy & Paternity Leave
- Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance (including tail coverage)
- Call Rooms
- Meal Card
- Two white lab coats
- Paid DEA certification to use at our facility
Vacation and CME Time
- PGY-1: 2 weeks (plus a 5-day gap between PGY-1 and PGY-2, not applicable to off-cycle residents)
- PGY-2: 3 weeks (plus up to 5 days of approved CME time)
- PGY-3: 3 weeks (plus up to 5 days of approved CME time)
- PGY-4: 3 weeks (plus up to 5 days of approved CME time)
- PGY-5 / Chief Residents: 3 weeks (plus up to 6 days of approved CME time)
- Residency retreats
- Dedicated time each month as a class (for example, PGY-I class only) to talk to the chiefs during closed door meetings
- Employee Assistance Program (confidential counseling, psychological and other support services)
- Longitudinal mentorship and guidance provided by our attending physicians in private meetings throughout the year
- Gym located on campus
(Updated March 2020)
*Salaries are subject to change: contract negotiations are currently in process.
- CME Funds: PGY-1: $800 per year; PGY-2 & PGY-3: $1000 per year
- Intern / PGY-1: $51,230 per year
- PGY-2: $57,886 per year
- PGY-3: $65,395 per year
- PGY-4: $72,093 per year
- PGY-5: $78,707 per year
- Chief Resident: $84,698 per year