Residency Application and Interviews

Supplemental ApplicationApplying to the UVA Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

The University of Virginia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Residency Match Program (, and takes applications for residency exclusively through ERAS 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

The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday, October 14, 2021.  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.

If you certify your ERAS application with 4 physician LORs and later try to go back and swap one out for the Supplemental, you will NOT be allowed to do so in ERAS. 
Please label this document as “Supplemental – Last name, First name”.

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.


Diversity Days at UVA

UVA passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital as well as the greater Charlottesville community.  The GME Office sponsors several Diversity Days throughout the recruitment season designed to give applicants an opportunity to ask questions about our training programs and about living in Charlottesville.  The programming for these special events includes faculty, staff, community members and current housestaff, and ample time to speak with them informally.

Details to come from UVA Graduate Medical Education


Second Look Day at UVA

Check back here for updates and registration information. We will share as soon as we get these from UVA Graduate Medical Education.


Virtual Interview dates for 2021/2022 are tentatively scheduled for multiple dates TBD in January and February 2022.

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.

Interview Stations

  • Chairman’s Room
  • Program Directors’ Room
  • Residents’ Room
  • Ethics
  • Bioskills
  • X-ray interpretation
  • Hobbies, Interests
  • Research


UVA Orthopaedics Administrative Offices at Fontaine Research Park

UVA Orthopaedics Administrative Offices at Fontaine Research Park


Fontaine Map office