The deadline for receipt of applications via ERAS to Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Surgery is November 30.

The program will be following the APDS task force interview recommendations for the 2023-2024 recruitment cycle. Virtual interviews will be conducted with the option of a voluntary, post-evaluative site visit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are expected to display commitment to a career in surgery, strong analytical ability and good judgment, proven academic skill, and be of sound moral character. In addition, applicants must be within five years of graduation from medical/osteopathic medicine or direct patient care activity (independent or ACGME, AOA, or ADA accredited residency). Non-clinical graduate work in the U.S. or Canada does not meet this requirement.

Any ECFMG certified applicant who has not been enrolled in a United States or Canadian residency program within eighteen months of being issued his/her ECFMG certificate must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language Exam (TOEFL) and obtain a score of at least 600 before beginning their residency. The Test of Spoken English (TSE) and Test of Written English (TWE) are also required. Excellent spoken and written command of the English language is expected.

Selection Process

Once applications are reviewed, applicants receiving interview invitations will be notified through ERAS. The program participates in the NRMP only and matches 7 categorical positions per year. No preliminary positions are currently offered.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Diann "Dee" Carreker
Surgery Residency Program Manager

Olivia Dohnalek
Surgery Residency Program Manager

Surgical Residency Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042