Application Instructions

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You will need to submit your application documents electronically via

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.

The required electronic application documents are as follows:

Common Application Form

Curriculum Vitae Report

Personal Statement

Medical School Transcript

Dean's Letter

3 Letters of Recommendation

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s letter)


United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Transcripts

ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only)

The following list reflects Wyckoff Heights Medical Center’s Surgery Department’s IDEAL applicant’s

  • Clerkship evaluations of B or higher

  • We prefer score of at least 240 in Step 1 and Step 2 on first attempt

  • Class standing –preferably in the top 25%

  • Letters of Recommendation – Three favorable letters required with the most weight given to letters from Surgical attending’s

  • Research experience  /  Publications

  • Favorable personal interview by panel of surgeons

  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation) / Dean’s letter

  • Post medical school graduation less than five years, candidates with the latest graduation dates will be considered first

  • No previous experience is necessary in the U.S. or elsewhere

  • We presently have foreign grads in the program

  • ECFMG application must be initiated before applying

  • Physicians who are not US citizens must have a valid work permit or be eligible for a J-1 visa or H-1 visa

  • We have 4 categorical positions

  • COMLEX  II  (if available) passed the first time

  • COMLEX  I  - passed on the first attempt with a score of 85 or higher


Preliminary Year Residency

  • We will not be recruiting preliminary positions for 2019-2020



We are fortunate to attract a diverse group of residents to our program. Training a diverse physician workforce not only helps make our residency stronger, but also ultimately helps the communities we provide care for.

Your completed electronic application must be available to us no later than November 1, 2019, for the 2020-2021 training year. Program director and recruiting team members determine who will be invited to interview. The Department of Surgery will invite selected applicants for interviews.


Our interview sessions will take place on:

December 7, 2019 and December 14, 2019

All of our PGY-1 categorical positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program.

To apply to our General Surgery track the NRMP code is 1435440C0

CIR Benefits, Contract and Salary Information:

American Board of Surgery Training and Certification Requirements:

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center GME policies



It is the policy of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Department of Surgery to adhere to the guidelines published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity. Eligible applicants will be selected will be selected for the program based upon their previous records and accomplishments.

Foreign Medical Graduates

All graduates of international medical schools must hold a valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be appointed as a resident or fellow. For details, contact ECFMG at or write to ECFMG, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19104-2685, USA.

We look forward to receiving your application documents electronically.

If you have any questions, please email Program Coordinator: Anna Trzpis: