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Residency Application Procedure

Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Applications and required documents will only be accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The program does not accept "outside" the match without prior approval from the ACGME.


This residency training program offers two tracks of training: a five-year clinical track and a six-year research track. Each track is a separate match process and rank list. Applicants may apply to one or both tracks.

Application Deadline:

  • November 1

Interview Dates:

Invitations to interview with the UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will be sent out:

  • November 23

Interviews will be held:

  • Saturday, January 9, 2021 & Sunday, January 10, 2021

Application Requirements

Applications for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program are accepted electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).  The following documents are required:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • CV Report (Generated by the Program from the CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript(s)
  • Dean's Letter (expected after November 1st)
  • Minimum Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from NBME indication USMLE scores (Parts 1 and 2 if available)

In addition to the above, students and graduates of international medical schools must provide the following:

  • Verification of ECFMG certification (provided through ERAS)
  • Verification of United States residency status (permanent resident, naturalized citizen, etc.)
  • Copy of valid (unexpired) Medical Board of California Authorization Letter.  Please go to the Medical Board of California website for more information.


Salary & Benefits

Any questions about the materials requested for the ERAS On-Line Application should be directed to your Student Affairs Office.

For additional information about the residency program:

UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Attn: Residency Program
350 Dickinson Street, Suite 121, MC8894
San Diego, CA 92103-8894

Residency Program Coordinator:
PH: (619) 543-2539
FX: (619) 543-2540