Orthopedic Surgery Residency | Applicant Information | MedStar Health


The orthopedic surgery residency accepts three residents per year into a five-year training program. If you are interested in our residency program, you must apply through the Association of American Medical Colleges Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To apply, you must submit the following:

  • ERAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from Chief/Chairman)
  • Dean’ s letter and transcripts
  • Board scores
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of Interest*

*In order for the faculty and resident selection committee of the Orthopaedic Department at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital to better determine applicant’s level of interest in our program we are asking all applicants to submit a brief statement of interest in our program following the guidelines below:

  • We ask that you take a few minutes and provide the faculty with some specific reasons as to why you have chosen to apply to MedStar Union Memorial for your orthopedic training. These need not demonstrate an intricate knowledge of our residency but should give some explanation as to why you selected us as a potential source for your training.

  • We would ask you to submit this response by the application deadline of November 1 to Kathy.lind@medstar.net. Those who do so will receive priority screening of their application.

Following the initial screening by faculty members, qualified applicants will be offered personal interviews. Screenings consider academic credentials, interest, aptitude, and participation in orthopedic surgical initiatives while in medical school training. Emphasis is given to those students who present strong personal character, community involvement, and leadership, as well as interest in research.

If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified in early November and interviews will be conducted in December and January.

Following the interview process, faculty will meet and review applicants and develop a rank list to be submitted to the National Resident Matching Program for selection of residents.