How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Vascular Surgery Integrated (0+5) Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all information is processed through this system without exception. Information regarding the ERAS application process and timeline is available on the website below.

Please submit the following materials by November 1. 

Association of American Medical Colleges

  • Completed ERAS Common application information.
  • USMLE score(s) 
  • Dean's Letter from medical school (to be added later once available)
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (as generated through ERAS)
  • Medical School transcripts
  • ECFMG certificate if graduated from a foreign school
  • Any other appropriate credentials: e.g., clinical-base documentation if entering at CA-1 level
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In addition, Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Programs abide by the All-In Policy for categorical PGY-1 positions. Participation in the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) computerized match, and rules of the Match Participation Agreement will apply.

Additional information regarding the application process, timeline, and rules of the Match Participation Agreement are available at or by clicking here.

The program director and two additional faculty members will review complete applicant files. Invitation for interview will be based upon their recommendations.


  • Must be a graduate of an American or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • If a graduate of a foreign medical school, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), earned through passing the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS), Part 1 and Part II examinations of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), or the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); and by meeting all other requirements of the ECFMG.
  • All medical school graduates must qualify for registration (PGY-1) or licensure (PGY-3 and beyond) as issued by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.