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).

Application Deadline:

  • November 1, 2017

Interview Dates:

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

  • December 6, 2017 via email

Interviews will be held:

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14, 2018


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.


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) 543-7247
FX: (619) 543-2540