How to Apply

Vanderbilt participates in the National Residency Matching Program. We only accept applications at the PGY-1 starting level via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This is currently available to applicants through U.S. medical schools and the ECFMG.

Five residents are admitted to our categorical orthopaedic residency program each year. Accepted applicants spend their first year in the Vanderbilt Department of General Surgery (six months of general surgery and six months of experience in the surgical specialties). It is not necessary to apply to the surgery department.


Important Application Dates:

Completed ERAS Application & CV October 15, 2017
Medical School Transcript October 15, 2017
3 LORs w/Eval or 3 AOA SLORs October 15, 2017
USMLE Score(s) October 15, 2017
Personal Statement October 15, 2017
Dean's Letter October 15, 2017
Photograph October 15, 2017
   

About Our Residents