Residency Application and Interviews

Applying 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
  • Photograph
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter

UVA Orthopaedic Surgery is participating in the ERAS Supplemental Application/Signaling system this year.

The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

In-Person interview dates for 2023/2024 are scheduled for:

  • Saturday December 9, 2023
  • Saturday January 6, 2024

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 new UVA Orthopedic Center at 2280 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  A photo of the front of the new building and map of Ivy Road are 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
  • Scenario
  • Bioskills
  • X-ray interpretation
  • Hobbies, Interests
  • Research


Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center at Sunset


Google Map Image of Ivy Mountain Directions