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Thank you for your interest in our vascular surgery medical education programs.

Our programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service. Please refer to the ERAS website for instructions about the formal application process.

We offer ACGME-accredited training through both a traditional 5+2 pathway and the integrated 0+5 pathway. We are phasing out the 5+2 pathway, and therefore we are now accepting new applicants only for the integrated 0+5 pathway. We will match a single position though the National Resident Matching Program. Please visit the ERAS website for details on the application process.

You may contact the Department of Surgery's Residency Program/Medical Student Coordinator Megan Zrimsek with any questions or for additional information.

International Medical Graduate additional information:
There is no minimum USMLE score requirement, there is no requirement regarding length of time since medical school graduation, and prior United States clinical experience is not required, however, two recommendation letters originating from the United States are mandatory.  We accept only the J-1 visa sponsored through the ECFMG for residency/fellowship training; we do not sponsor the H-1B visa. All international medical graduates must hold current and valid ECFMG certification in order for their application to be considered complete. The English qualifying examination must be current and valid.

Osteopathic Medical School Graduate additional information:
If you are an osteopathic medical school graduate, aside from the above documentation your application must include proof of completion of a one year rotating internship or if still in progress, a letter from your current rotating internship director which should include your status in the program and the anticipated completion date. This internship year is required due to the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine's rule to obtain an unrestricted license. In lieu of or including the USMLE, a copy of COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2 CE and PE are required.

If you have any questions regarding Visas, the ECFMG, or obtaining a graduate license for training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at 412.359.3166.

Interviews are granted by invitation only.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Megan R. Zrimsek
Coordinator, Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Phone: 412.359.3836
Fax: 412.359.3878


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