Residency Application and Interviews
The University of Virginia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Residency Match Program (www.nrmp.org), and takes applications for residency exclusively through each fall. Applicants interested in applying for residency, whether current medical students, international medical graduates, or previously unmatched applicants should apply directly through ERAS.
To be considered, an applicant must have completed their ERAS application process, including:
- Completed ERAS application form
- School transcript
- USMLE Step 1 scores
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Supplemental Application
- Personal statement
- Dean’s letter
The deadline for completed applications is September 30, 2020 . Incomplete applications will not be considered and your application will not be reviewed until the supplemental application (linked above) is completed. We will not review your application without a complete supplemental.
Applicants ARE allowed to upload this as a 4th LOR themselves.
Applicants must NOT waive their right to read this particular “LOR” in order to upload it into ERAS themselves.
Assign it to UVA Orthopaedic Surgery alone and no other program will be able to see it.
Completed applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and residents. We anticipate offering interviews in mid-November. There are limited interview spaces available, and they will fill on a first-come, first-served basis once invitations have gone out. All applicants will be notified of the dispensation of their file.
Interview dates for 2020/2021 are tentatively scheduled for Saturday December 5, 2020 and Saturday January 9, 2021. Visiting medical student rotators will have their formal interviews at the end of their rotation before leaving.
Residency Interview Process
Interviews are held on Saturday mornings, and applicants should arrive in Charlottesville on the Friday evening before as the interview day starts at 6:00AM. We usually hold an informal social event the evening before interviews. More information will be provided with the interview invitation.
Interviews take place at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Administrative Offices located in the Fontaine Research Park at 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Suite 330. A photo and map of Fontaine Research Park is available below.
After a brief introduction to the University of Virginia Orthopaedic Residency by our Chairman, Program Director, and chief residents, applicants will be divided into two groups so that one group will start interviews while the other takes a resident-lead tour of the hospital, clinics, and facilities. The groups will alternate in mid-morning and the interview day will end around lunchtime.
Since 2009, we have utilized a station-based interview format to limit the redundancy between rooms and anticipate continuing this format moving forward. Stations are listed below.
- Chairman’s Room
- Program Directors’ Room
- Residents’ Room
- X-ray interpretation
- Hobbies, Interests