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Chattanooga and the surrounding areas have to offer. 


Virtual Interviews

This year our Department of Surgery, based on guidance and recommendations from the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Coalition for Physician Accountability recommendations, has decided to offer virtual interviews only.  This is not only to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is also an effort to promote equity for our residency and fellowship applicants and diversity in our programs.


The UTHSC College of Medicine Chattanooga is approved as a Sponsoring Institution for ACGME-accredited GME training programs and holds Continued Accreditation and Commendation without any citations (as of November 2021). 

The Surgery Residency Program in Chattanooga provides outstanding educational opportunities for general surgery and surgery subspecialty training. Our residency is a six-year curriculum consisting of five years in clinical training and one additional year in either clinical research, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, or the MBA/Leadership track. Research residents are assigned to required research rotations in three four-month segments during the PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 levels of training. Approximately sixty practicing physicians serve as members of the faculty, 35 of whom are full-time, hospital-based.

Applicants for our Surgery Residency Program must participate in the National Residency Matching Program. Separate tracks exist for Categorical Surgery and Preliminary Surgery applicants.  Our program only accepts applications via ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) sponsored by the AAMC.  Your dean's office will assist you in submitting your application and supporting documentation.  

Our ACGME program ID# is 440-47-11-320. 

We require the following documentation:

  • USMLE transcripts
  • ERAS electronic application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • 3 additional letters of recommendation from U.S. Board Certified physicians (via ERAS)

Before a resident can begin the Surgery Residency in Chattanooga, they must have passed USMLE Step 1 and 2. 

Our program deadline for receiving applications (with the exception of MSPE) is October 31. 

NRMP Program Code for Categorical Surgery Positions:  1689440C0

NRMP Program Code for Preliminary Surgery Positions:  1689440P0 

Please view the Recruiting Links in the box to the right to view our current Annual Resident Letter of Agreement and terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy.  There is also a link to the right regarding International Medical Students and Graduates applying to our program.

If you have questions, contact our Surgery Residency Coordinator II
Maggie Hamblen, C-TAGME, CAP
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Surgery
979 East Third Street, Suite 401-B
Chattanooga, TN  37403

phone:  423.778.7695

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the opportunities in Chattanooga at the University of Tennessee and Erlanger.

Nov 28, 2022