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Chattanooga Colon and Rectal Surgery Applicant Requirements

Virtual Interviews

This year all our program, like many across the country, will conduct virtual interviews only, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to entering the Colon and Rectal fellowship the applicant must have completed an approved ACGME or RCPSC five-year General Surgery Residency Program and be board eligible in general surgery. 

The Colon and Rectal Fellowship program does not require the applicant to have a current Tennessee valid license during the fellowship training process.  However, to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery the Colon and Rectal applicant must have a current valid registered full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, or possession of the United States or by a Canadian province, and must continue to be licensed throughout the certification process. 

Application Procedure

Applications to the Fellowship Program in Colon and Rectal Surgery will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Applicants will go through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the matching process.  Our deadline for receiving applications through ERAS is September 15th.  Zoom interviews are conducted from September 2 through September 30, 2021. 

 All applications must be submitted via ERAS and must include: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical diploma
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • USMLE and ABSITE Scores
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Inviations will be submitted though the ERAS
  • Interviews will be scheduled using the Interview Broker program

Interviews are by invitation only and will be conducted weekly.  Qualified applicants will be invited to interviews on a rolling basis. 

Note:  The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admission meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.  The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools who meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency. The Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

Last Published: Aug 13, 2021