Residency Application and Interview Process

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Residency Application and Interview Process

The UVA Interview Process

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


No incomplete application will be considered.

Application review is done by committee at the University of Virginia, and decisions made to offer out interviews are anticipated to be complete before Thanksgiving week. Our interview dates this year are: December 7th, December 14th and January 4th (with a makeup date for weather of January 11th).  Invitations will go out on a rolling basis. There are limited interview spaces available, and they will fill on a first-come, first-served basis once invitations have gone out. Applicants will be notified of the dispensation of their file.

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.

Preparing for Your Interview

Applicants are expected to arrive in Charlottesville the evening prior to interviews as the day starts at 7:00am in the Orthopaedic Administrative Offices at 400 Ray C Hunt Drive. Directions to our offices can be MapQuested using the address “400 Ray C Hunt Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903.” The day is structured with morning interviews, followed by afternoon tour of grounds and an informal social event in the early evening.

Interview Stations

  • Interpretation: Radiographs, MRI, etc.
  • Research: Q & A, AOTP interest/aptitude
  • Ethics Room
  • Chairman’s Room
  • Bioskills: power tools, fine motor, 3-D
  • Personal/Hobbies Room
  • Back to the Future of Medicine Room
  • Resident Station


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 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.

Mindy Franke, Residency Coordinator

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
P.O. Box 800159Mindy.bmp
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0159