Grades in required or core clerkships are very important to general surgery residency programs.
In a NRMP survey of general surgery residency programs, 74% cited "grades in required clerkships" as a factor in selecting applicants to interview.
Our book, Success on the Wards, is a powerful resource to help you excel in core clerkships. It has also been widely used by international medical graduates seeking to perform at a high level during U.S. clinical rotations. Securing a general surgery rotation can be challenging for international medical graduates. We have created a database of clinical opportunities in general surgery to help direct your search (see below).