Selection Policy

Only applicants who are eligible for entry into American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved graduate medical education (GME) programs shall be selected for appointment as residents in the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program.

Eligible candidates shall include:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet the following qualification:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
    • All foreign graduates who require visa sponsorship must meet all requirements of the ECFMG to be able to secure a J-1 or H1-B visa.

At the time of entry into the residency training program the candidate must be a citizen of the United States or hold a visa, which is acceptable for graduate medical education.

At the time of entry into the residency training program the resident must possess a valid graduate medical training license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Applicants shall be selected without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

The Integrated Vascular Surgical Residency Program of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania subscribes to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) system. The rules that govern NRMP participation for both matched and unmatched positions are followed.

Screening methods used to select residents are based on the National Board scores as well as educational preparation for graduate medical education and academic credentials in medical school.