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Prospective Applicants

DMC/WSU Department of Surgery General Surgery Residency

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Thank you for your interest. Our program is accredited from the ACGME with a total of 8 categorical residents per year, and 14 preliminary residents (including both first and second years). Our ACGME number is 4402521148.



Our minimum requirements for application review are:
-Passed USMLE Step 1
-Passed USMLE Step 2 CK with at least a 225 score
-Passed USMLE Step 2 CS on first attempt (or a date planned to take the exam)
-The program and the Detroit Medical Center only accept J1 visa
-No more than 3 years from medical school graduation
-For DO applicants, you MUST take the USMLE exams (along with COMLEX exams) to be considered
-MyERAS Application through AAMC
-AAMC ERAS Supplemental Application (not required but encouraged)

You are required to complete the MyERAS application. This year we are participating in the pilot study with the AAMC ERAS Supplemental Application for General Surgery. This will assist our selection committee on learning more about your medical education, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and help us to better identify candidates who fit our program environment, aims, and mission. While this is not a requirement it is highly recommended that you do complete this supplemental application (not only for our program, but nationally as nearly all General Surgery programs are participating). There is no additional fee.



We are only offering virtual interviews this year. There will be no in-person visits organized through our office (to help create a level playing field with all applicants local and from across the country).

We extend offers for only the number of interview slots we have available, i.e., we do not over-invite. Our initial interview invitations will be sent the week of October 11. We utilize Thalamus for interview invites and scheduling. Zoom is the platform for the actual interviews.

Dates Currently Scheduled: 
October 20 and 25
November 1, 3, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 30
December 1, 15, and 22
January 5, 2022
TBD – Resident and applicant meeting dates and time (virtually)

We hope that you have reviewed the other information available about our program and are as excited to meet our residents and faculty as we are to meet you.

Dr. David Edelman, Program Director, Overview of Program

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DMC Work Areas


WSU/DMC General Surgery Skills/Simulation Lab

Program Coordinator – Dana Cooley
6C, University Health Center
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 577-5009
Email: dcoole@med.wayne.edu