How to Apply

Our residency program has eight positions available, each offered through the Match at the RL-1 level. 

The University of Minnesota has developed an RL-1 through -5 year residency training program, with all years under the direction of the Orthopedic Surgery Program Director, Alicia Harrison, MD. 

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Application Process

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program interviews individuals who graduate from LCME accredited medical schools. More information about applying electronically is available through the ERAS website

You can also access important information about our program through FREIDA Online.

Application Materials

We require:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step 1 results (uploaded through ERAS)
  • USMLE STEP 2 CK results (uploaded through ERAS)

All materials must be uploaded by February 1, 2023, in order to be ranked by our program. 

Visa Sponsorship

The J-1 alien physician visa sponsored by ECFMG is the preferred visa status for foreign national trainees in all UMN graduate medical education programs; therefore, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery Residency program sponsors only J-1 visas. We do not sponsor H-1B visas. More information on the J-1 visa can be found on the UMN-GME webpage.

Key Dates

  • October 6, 2023: Application Submission Deadline
  • November 13, 2023: AOA/CORD Universal Interview Offer Date
  • January 25 & 26, 2024: Interviews 
  • February 8 & 9, 2024: In-Person (Optional) Open House
  • March 15, 2024: Match Day

We participate in the NRMP Residency Match. For more information, please review the 2024 Main Residency Match Applicants Calendar



Phone: 612-625-4544