Residents within graduate medical education training programs must sign the Limited Staff Agreement prior to beginning their residency program. This agreement is uniform for all house staff, and is modified and approved annually by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, with input from the Resident Advisory Committee. This agreement is updated each spring, based on changes in university benefits, medical staff rules and regulations, and ACGME or other accreditation and regulatory requirements. Please see the OSUWMC GME Policy on Eligibility Requirements for Appointment into Residency and Fellowship Programs on the GME website.
- Must have received primary degree, BS or BA
- Must have received medical degree from an ACGME-credentialed medical school
- Must have finished an ACGME-credentialed five-year residency in general surgery
- Must be registered with National Residency Match Program
- Must be entered in ERAS
- Must have taken ABSITE and supply transcript
- Must have taken USMLE and supply transcript
- Must have three good letters of reference
- If a foreign graduate, must be in good standing with ECFMG and have J1 Visa and ECFMG certificate
- MSPE, if possible
- Personal statement
- COMLEX transcript, if applicable
Applicants eligible for appointment must meet the following qualifications to maintain compliance with the Institutional Requirements published by the ACGME:
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States of America and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States of America accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States of America and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States of America who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
- For entrance into ACGME-accredited subspecialty programs, completion of an ACGME-accredited core residency program in the field or equivalent is required
Applicants must be eligible for either a training certificate or a permanent medical license as granted by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Prior to appointment into the program, applicants must have either an acknowledgment letter of receipt of training certificate application, a newly issued or renewed training certificate, proof of receipt of application for permanent Ohio medical license, or a permanent Ohio medical license.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must hold permanent resident status and be eligible to apply for or hold a J-1 Visa. The institution and training programs agree to assist the resident as necessary with completion of immigration paperwork, but the ultimate responsibility for its completion remains with the resident. Applicants must apply for and receive limited staff privileges at The Ohio State University Hospital, as defined in the OSUH Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. Prior to beginning the program, the individual must have been granted either limited staff privileges or temporary limited staff privileges.