Admissions & Application


The program accepts three categorical residents per year, and is non-pyramidal.


General Surgery Application Procedure


Applicants must be senior medical students or graduates of an approved American or Canadian medical school. Resident selections are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). To apply, please submit the standard AAMC application form. Completed applications are due on or before December 1. Selected applicants will be invited to Santa Barbara for personal interviews.


Application Form:


For further information on the application process, please contact:

Jennie Almeida

Surgical Education Program Coordinator

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

P.O. Box 689

Santa Barbara, California, 93102

(805) 569-7316 
Fax: (805) 569-7317