Residency Application Information
Preliminary Evaluation and Screening
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accept five residents per year with inclusion of the intern year as is participated through the Department of General Surgery as coordinated under the direction of Orthopaedic Surgery. Applicants submit their application through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). These conditions and applications must be in compliance with House Staff Office and LLUMC requirements. The importance of recognizing LLUMC mission and affirmative action is considered. We average between 250-300 applications. A Step I Board on the USMLE of approximately 235 is used as a general screening tool.
Satisfactory completion of Part I of the Boards depends on being able to compete on the cognitive level with their peers in the orthopaedic surgery residency. This screening process reduces the number of applicants to approximately 100. The ERAS applications are then reviewed by each of the five physicians on the selection committee.
Each committee member individually reviews the ERAS applications for what they feel are important characteristics. This can include the USMLE scores, education, class ranking, AOA status, Dean’s letter, letters of recommendation, personal statements and rotation grades, if available. Research and volunteer work are also evaluated. No special consideration will be given for students who rotate with our department. Approximately 35 students will be selected for interview.