Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Orthopedic Surgery program at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Applications for residency are accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). All applications are reviewed and invitations to interview are sent via ERAS email. The department also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and four residents will be selected to join the five year program.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is October 14th of each year.  Applications that are incomplete as of October 14th will not be considered.

Application Requirements

  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcript


Interviews are by invitation only, and are routinely held during December and January of each year.  Approximately 100 applicants will be selected for an interview. Interview acceptance will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

The interview day will have lunch provided, and consists of a department presentation, and facility tour, followed by interviews.  The day will begin at 10:30am and end approximately by 5:30pm. 

Hotel Accommodations

There are several hotel options available in the Toledo area.

  • The Radisson is located on the Health and Science campus.  Inform the desk that will be interviewing to receive a discounted rate.
  • Hilton Garden Inn is located at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, OH, a short distance from campus.
  • Hampton Inn in Maumee, OH is a short distance from campus.
  • Staybridge Suites Toledo-Maumee located at Fallen Timbers, a short distance from campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your Criteria for Selection of Residents?
Residents are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity and specifically to include the following:

    • Educational Accomplishments (including Honors, Grades)
    • Board Scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Medical School Performance

How many letters of recommendation do you require?
We require three letters of recommendation; however, additional letters are accepted.

Do you require a letter from the Chairman/ Chief/ Program Director of Orthopaedics?
Not required but obviously to your advantage.

Do you require additional information outside of ERAS (i.e. SAT scores, MCAT scores, etc.)?

Do you require a curriculum vitae (CV) other then the ERAS version?

Do you participate in the National Resident Matching Program(NRMP)?
Yes. To register, contact the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) at (866) 617-5838 or visit their web site. 

How many applicants do you accept a year?
We are ACGME approved to accept four trainees per year.

What is your USMLE minimal score requirement?
Please visit the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for national competitive average USMLE scores for Orthopaedic Surgery. 

Does your program require any prelims - surgery or medicine experience?
No. Our Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is "categorical," PGY 1 through PGY 5 years of training.


Thank you for showing an interest in our residency program. For information concerning the application process, please contact our Residency Coordinator by phone at 419.383.6236.

Last Updated: 2/12/20