Jose Oberholzer, MD
Department of Surgery (MC 958)
840 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7322
Campus Location: 502 CSB
Program Code: 20FS1721MS
Telephone: (312) 996-6771
Web Site: http://www.uic.edu/com/surgery/
Head of the Department: Enrico Benedetti, MD, FACS
Director of Graduate Studies: Jose Oberholzer, MD
The Department of Surgery offers work leading to the Master of Science in Surgery. The aim of the program is to introduce the surgeon-in-training to the methods of scientific research in preparation for a career as a research physician. While pursuing a specific research project in depth, the student is expected to maintain contact with clinical science as a participant in the activities of the Department of Surgery.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
Master of Science
- Prior Degrees Applicants must have an MD.
- Other Requirements At least 3.50/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study.
- Tests Required GRE General. Recent graduates may substitute with the MCAT.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL The TOEFL score cannot be more than two years old. UIC’s Institutional Code is 1851. 550 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
- IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores.
- Letters of Recommendation Contact the director of graduate studies for information.
- Personal Statement Contact the director of graduate studies for information.
- Other Requirements Applicants must be enrolled in or have completed an approved general surgery residency program. Contact the director of graduate studies before submitting an application.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
Master of Science
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
- Course Work At least 9 hours must be at the 500-level. Students must take at least three graduate-level courses other than SURG 597 or 598, including a course in statistical methods.
- Comprehensive Examination None.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Thesis or project required. No other options are available.