Application Process

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Candidates must be board eligible in general surgery. If you wish to apply for training in our program please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

We encourage you to submit your completed application as soon as the Application Cycle opens in July. Interviews are conducted from late August through October and we generally hold two interview events.

We currently interview 15-20 candidates for one residency position.

The interview process will consist of an optional pre-interview evening of hors d’oeuvres and dinner typically near the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, attended by the faculty and the current colon and rectal resident. This event is not mandatory but applicants often find it to be a good time to learn more about the program and meet the faculty in a relaxed environment. Attire is business casual.  

Interviews are held the following day at the University of Chicago campus. After welcoming remarks and light refreshments, the morning will start off with several informative presentations from representatives at each of the training campuses as well as endoscopy and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Every applicant will meet briefly with Dr. Konstantin Umanskiy, the Program Director, and then engage in 2-3 one-on-one or two-on-one interview sessions with other faculty. The afternoon concludes with lunch around noon. Those interested in a tour will be offered one, but we understand many applicants may have tight travel arrangements.