How to Apply

How to Apply for Residency

Orthopedic surgery residents

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

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

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. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery will be using a software application, ScutMonkey, to gather data from ERAS applications in order to easily sort through applications and build our interview lists. Please click here for what this means for you.

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

Application Materials

We require three letters of recommendation, and USMLE Step 1 transcript uploaded through ERAS. We require USMLE STEP 2 CK Results uploaded through ERAS by February 1 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.

Dates & Deadlines

You can continue to complete or update your application to us through October 1, 2021. After this date no further updates or new applications will be accepted. You will know the status of your application on the CORD Universal Offer Date of November 15, 2021. After a review of all applicants, a limited number of candidates will interview with our program in January 2022. Interview date(s) are TBD and will take place virtually. Applicant matched and unmatched information will be posted to the NRMP website at a date and time to be determined.