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Application Process

Applications for residency are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. This service, which is sponsored by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any documents in addition to ERAS requirements.

Please refer to ERAS web site or the contact person at your school in order to learn more about applying for residency through ERAS.

The Department of Orthopaedics participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Through this program, six residents will be selected for the traditional 5-year orthopaedic residency program.

In order to be considered for our training program, we require the following:

  • Completion and submission of the ERAS Common Application Form and CV;
  • Personal statement;
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who are acquainted with your work or capabilities;
  • MSPE;
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores;
  • Medical school transcript;
  • A personal interview in Columbus.

The deadline for receipt of your completed application is October 16, 2017. Applications that are incomplete as of October 16, 2017 will not be considered.

Approximately 75 applicants will be selected for an interview. These individuals will be notified by email during the week of November 6, 2017. Those not selected for interviews will also be notified by email on this date. Interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Friday, January 19, 2018

The interviews begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. Interviewees are asked to arrive the evening before their interview in order to participate in a special welcome reception.

Interview Committee
List of interview committee members

Reception Dinner
The interview process begins with an informal dinner on the Thursday evening before the actual interview date. This event is hosted by the current orthopaedic residents. Dress is casual. This is a good opportunity to talk freely with the residents, learn more about the program and the Columbus area, and relax before the interview day. Those invited to interview should refer to their personalized itinerary for information about location, time, and details of this event.

Interview Day at 725 Prior Hall
376 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH  [
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There will be a morning and an afternoon session of interviews. Those invited to interview will be given the opportunity to choose the morning or the afternoon session. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. There are three interview groups in the morning and three interview groups in the afternoon. Registration begins at 6:45 am for the morning interview groups, and at 10:45 am for the afternoon interview groups. The AM interviewees will have a tour of facilities in the afternoon, and PM interviewees will have a tour of facilities in the morning. Therefore, if you are in an afternoon group and you wish to tour the facilities, you will need to arrive at 9:15 am.

A light breakfast will be served at 6:45 am for the morning groups. Applicants will be interviewed in groups of 4. Each applicant will interview with eight faculty members who interview in pairs, thus you will have four interviews.

Current residents will present a brief slide show for both groups at 11 AM followed by lunch. In addition, the current residents will be on hand throughout the interview day to answer your questions.

You will be emailed a personalized schedule approximately one week before your scheduled interview. Please follow the times and locations indicated in the schedule that is sent to you. However, the schedule for the interview day is roughly as follows:

Time Activity
7:20 am Interviews, Group 1
8:20 am Interviews, Group 2
9:15 am PM groups may arrive at this time if they wish to participate in facility/area tours
9:30 am Interviews, Group 3
Facility/area tours with current residents for PM interviewees
10:45 am Registration for PM interviews
Resident Slide Show
Comments from Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program
11:45 am Lunch
1:30 pm Interviews, Group 4
Facility/area tours with current residents for AM interviewees
2:20 pm Interviews, Group 5
3:25 pm Interviews, Group 6
4:20 pm End of interviews

Note: Above schedule is an approximate timeline only. Actual arrival times and interview times will vary. Those invited for interviews will be emailed a personalized interview itinerary. Remember to refer to your personalized interview itinerary for the actual timeline rather than to above sample schedule.

Hotel Accomodations
There are several options for overnight accommodations on and around The Ohio State University campus. Please view and print Lodging Information for Prospective Residents. Please use the listed "Rate Codes" to ensure discounted room rates. Please notify the OSU Graduate Medical Education at 614-293-7326 if you experience any difficulty securing a discounted reservation with any of the hotels/motels listed. All rates are subject to change.