General Surgery

Core Career Advisors

  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  230 Step 1 Mean  236 219
    Step 2 Mean  247 Step 2 Mean  248 233
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 20 13 21 27
    % of Class 10.3 4.2 5.2 6.4
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 12.9 12.3 13.6 14.6
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 12.6 11.5 12.6 13.8
    Mean # of research experiences 2.7 2.8 3.4 4
    Mean # of volunteer experiences 6 5.9 6.7 7.7
    Mean Step 1 Score 238.3 231 234.8 239
    Mean Step 2 Score 251.6 244 247 251.1

    Charting Outcomes of the Match  | (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2019 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1
    Categorical
    304 1432 0 1388 2563 73.50% 100.00%
    PGY-2
    Advanced
    253 1158 151 939 1948 23.90% 50.20%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    YES. If your Step 1 score is lower than the national mean, it may be a good idea to take Step 2 CK early to show improvement.

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Allegheny General Hospital - PA
    • Des Moines, IA
    • Duke University - N. Carolina
    • Hofstra Long Island
    • Johns Hopkins Univ
    • Kaiser Permanente - LA
    • Kaiser Permanente - Oklahoma
    • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
    • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA  - (VSLO)
    • Maine Medical Center
    • Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale, AZ
    • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    • Northwestern Univ Feiberg SOM
    • Oregon Health & Sciences University
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Santa Barbara
    • St. Joseph Medical Center - AZ
    • Stanford University SOM
    • Swedish Medical Center-Seattle
    • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
    • University of Arizona SOM-Phoenix
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, LA David Geffen SOM
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • University of California, San Francisco - Fresno Campus
    • University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
    • University of Utah SOM
    • University of Virginia SOM
    • University of Washington
    • VA Common Commonwealth
    • Vanderbilt Univ SOM
  • Application Strategies

    Research    

    • Research is not required but can be a positive.
    • According to the NRMP, general surgery applicants who match have an average of 2.6 research experiences and 3.3 abstracts.
    • Be prepared to talk about your work.                                                       

    Personal Statement

    • Demonstrate initiative and passion for the specialty.
    • Why do you want to become a general surgeon?
    • Short and long-term vision for your career
    • If you want to do research, explain why and what you would like to investigate.                                                     

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are required.
    • Surgery programs want to see letters from surgeons.
    • Ask for letters from prominent, recognized faculty members
    • A Chair’s letter is highly recommended and may be required by some programs                                                     

    Application Timing

    • Programs begin reviewing applicants as soon as ERAS opens
    • Programs begin offering Interviews October-November                                                             

    Interviews

    Program interviews are from November – January.

  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2019

    • UNLV- SOM
    • UCSF-Fresno CA
    • Mayo Clinic School of Grad Med Educ-AZ

    2018  

    • University of Nevada SOM Las Vegas
    • Allegheny General Hospital - PA
    • Mayo Clinic School of Grad Med Educ-AZ
    • Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
    • UC Davis Medical Center
    • University of Arizona COM-Phoenix
    • University of North Dakota SOM
    • Sunrise Health GME Consortium NV

    2017

    • Kaweah Delta Health Care District-CA
    • Swedish Medical Center-WA
    • Maine Medical Center
    • U of Nevada Affil Hosps-Las Vegas
    • Swedish Medical Center-WA
    • University of New Mexico SOM
    • Oregon Health & Science University

             

    2015

    • Loma Linda University
    • UC San Francisco - Fresno
    • Central Iowa Health System
    • UC San Diego Medical Center
    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    • Marshall University SOM - WV
    • University of New Mexico SOM

    2014 

    • UC Irvine Medical Center
    • Mayo School of GME - FL
    • U of Nevada Affil Hosps-Las Vegas
    • Abington Memorial Hospital - PA
    • U of Nevada Affil Hosps-Las Vegas

                                                     

    2013

    • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • University of New Mexico SOM
    • University of Southern California

    2012

    • University of Texas - Houston