Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Orthopaedic 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 email provided in ERAS application. The department also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and four residents will be selected to join the five year program.


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. Our program does participate in the American Orthopaedic Association's universal offer day and process.

*Our program will host virtual interviews for the ERAS 2023 interview season.

Virtual interviews are hosted and managed using the Thalamus platform. Invitations are sent through Thalamus and link to our interview schedule. Candidates may manually schedule on a first-come first-reserved basis according to the set schedule. Candidates may elect to waitlist for different dates, however may only be scheduled for one interview day.

The interview consists of a department presentation followed by three interview sessions; 10-minutes each with the program director, faculty panel, and resident panel.  



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: 9/28/22