The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Surgery

General Surgery Residency Program

Application Information

Interviews for 2022-2023 will be completely virtual. Meet and greets will be provided the night before each interview date, also virtual.



All applicants should submit through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our residency program is listed as "University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville" and our program ID is: 4404711321. The application must also include:


For the 2023 ERAS cycle, our program will be receiving information from the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC's ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help students share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our programs' setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.
The supplemental ERAS application includes:

The supplemental ERAS application must be completed between August 1st and September 16th at 5:00pm ET.


After the applicant has submitted this information through ERAS, the completed application will be reviewed by the Pre-Selection Committee. Interviews for invited applicants will take place October-January.

By the Numbers

Candidate Interview Information

Sample Agenda

The interview experience at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine begins the evening prior to the interview day with a Zoom Meet & Greet with our current residents beginning at 6:30p.m. This is a casual event so relax, enjoy, and begin learning more about the people involved with this program. A formal email with the Zoom information for both the Meet & Greet and the interview day will be provided in advance from the coordinator.

A typical interview day begins at 7:00a.m. with introduction and program overview by one of the residents. This is followed by a welcome from the Chairman, Michael B. Freeman, MD, and Program Director, Brian J. Daley, MD at 7:45a.m. Interviews begin at 8:00a.m. with each candidate interviewing with three faculty members, fourth year residents, the Associate Program Director, the Program Director, and the Chairman. 



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