Application Process for the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program​​

Prospective Residents

Eligible applicants will be considered on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Programs will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Our selection criteria for prospective residents regarding interview and selection depends on multiple factors. These include academic performance, passed Boards (Part 1 and 2), and having done some research helps with their status. Strong letters of recommendation from Orthopaedic surgeons are important. Also, completing an audition rotation is strongly encouraged. This allows the prospective resident an opportunity to learn about our program and gain additional insight.

The complete application deadline is October 28, 2022. Only complete application will be reviewed and considered for interview by the Program Director. Application will only be accepted through ERAS, please do not send applications and associated document through the mail or e-mail. The Electronic Application Service address is: www.aamc/org/eras.
RUHS Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Please register with them if you wish to be matched with our program. The NRMP address is
Applicants must be either United States citizens or permanent residents. We currently do not sponsor visas. Applicants must be or will be graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
Minimum Application documentation: Prior to being placed on a rank list, applicants must have submitted the following documentation:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), if available
  • Three letters of reference from physicians
  • Photograph Taken within the last six months
  • COMLEX transcripts
  • USMLE scores
  • Personal Statement
  • If any required documents are in a language other than English, then a translation of the document(s) must be provided

Our interviews will be held on Friday December 2, 2022, and Friday, January 6, 2023. All interviews will take place via Zoom. If you have been granted an interview, you will be notified by the program coordinator. In order to make the best use of the applicant’s time while visiting our program, it is necessary to limit interviews and tours to specified, pre-scheduled appointments.


Applicants who successfully match in the program here at The Riverside University Health System must provide the following additional documentation prior to the start of the program:

  • Official medical school transcript indicating that a degree was issued and date of issuance
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of social security card
  • Copy of current driver’s license
  • Copy of permanent resident card
  • Copy of current BLS and ACLS certifications
  • If required documentation is in different names, then proof of name change (ie. marriage certificate or court document) must be provided
  • If any required documents are in a language other than English, that a translation of the documents must be provided.

In addition to the above, prior to appointment date, the applicant must have successfully completed all RUHS pre-employment requirements, including, but not limited to, a pre-employment physical and Department of Justice background check.

Failure to provide any required documents or to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements by the date of appointment will result in automatic withdrawal from the training program.