Residency Application and Interviews
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 (www.nrmp.org),
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
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 November 15, 2014. 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.
Tentative interview dates for 2014:
December 6, 2014
December 13, 2014
January 4, 2015
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
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.
UVA Orthopaedics Administrative Offices at Fontaine Research Park
The residency program at the University
of Virginia consists of a 5-year categorical track.
Applicants will provided with the match number during their
Successfully matched applicants should
contact Mrs. Franke 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.