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

The deadline for completed applications is Friday, September 27, 2023 at 9:00am ET.

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.


In-Person interview dates for 2023/2024 are tentatively scheduled for multiple dates TBD in January and February 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