Residency Application and Interviews

Residency Application and Interviews

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Applying to the UVA Orthopaedics 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
  • Photograph
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental application
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter

The deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2015.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and residents.  We anticipate offering interviews during the week before Thanksgiving.  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 2015/6 are December 5, 12, and January 9, 2016.

There is limited availability for a second look should the applicant wish to come back after interviews have completed.  Interested applicants should notify Mrs. Franke as soon as possible post-interview to arrange.

Residency Interview Process

Interviews are help on Saturday morning, 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 night before or evening after 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

Fontaine 400
Administrative Office Map


The Match

The residency program at the University of Virginia consists of a 5-year categorical track.  Applicants will provided with the match number during their interview.


Successfully matched applicants should contact us at 434 243-0265 as soon as they can to start gathering paperwork for hospital credentialing. Orientation dates for the University and Medical Center are generally mid-June, with Orthopaedic Surgery orientation commencing the following week. All in-coming residents must have completed all required documentation before they will be allowed to start their internship.

Mindy Franke, Residency Coordinator

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
P.O. Box 800159
University of Virginia Health System

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0159