American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Section II: How to Find a Surgery Residency

In evaluating programs, you will find helpful information in the "Program Requirements" section for each specialty, posted on the website of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME is the home of the Residency Review Committees (RRCs) for each specialty; the RRCs set the rules by which programs must abide and serve to maintain quality in every accredited program. You will find additional links to this site as we get into specific specialties and programs. In addition, the section for medical students on this website has good basic information on selection of programs and the application and interview processes.