Applying for Residency

University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency Program Interview Days 

Our interview dates for 2020 are as follows:. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Interviews will begin at 7:30 AM at the University of Michigan Health System at: 

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

Taubman Center, Second Floor, Room 2917

Ann Arbor, MI 48109 

Interested applicants:

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Matching Services (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS program is available through your medical school dean's office. Your application will be considered complete with receipt of the following documents:

  • CV (ERAS generated CV is sufficient)
  • Medical school transcript
  • For MD applicants: USMLE scores - Please note: Must submit proof of passage of Step I, and Step II (both CS and CK) prior to rank list submission.
  • For DO applicants: COMLEX scores – Please note: Must submit proof of passage of COMLEX Step 1, Step 2CE and Step 2 PE prior to rank list submission.
  • Personal statement
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation; the University of Michigan will accept either the narrative letter of recommendation or the standardized letter of recommendation (SLOR)
  • Dean's letter

To ensure complete and timely review of your application, we strongly recommend that all materials are received by October 1, 2019.

After thorough review of the applications, competitive applicants will be extended an interview, which are held during the months of December and January each year (exact dates noted above). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For MD applicants: USMLE scores - Please note: Must submit proof of passage of Step I, and Step II (both CS and CK) prior to rank list submission.

For DO applicants: COMLEX scores – Please note: Must submit proof of passage of COMLEX Step 1, Step 2CE and Step 2 PE prior to rank list submission.

On the day of your interview:

  • The residency coordinator will escort you to the interview location where you will be given an overview of the program, the university, and the city of Ann Arbor
  • Each candidate will then interview with the department chairman, Dr. Michelle Caird, and the residency program director, Dr. Mark Hake, in addition to two other clinical faculty and one chief resident.
  • Your time between interviews will be spent conversing with our current residents, and asking any questions you may have
  • After the interviews are complete, everyone will be transported to the University of Michigan Football Stadium “The Big House” to tour the facility and eat lunch with faculty and residents
  • After lunch, you will return to the medical campus where the senior residents will conduct tours of the clinical and research facilities (be sure to wear comfortable shoes)
  • The day will conclude by 4:00 PM 

For more information, please contact Kelly Fearer, residency coordinator, at kfearer@med.umich.edu or (734) 232-6343 

We look forward to meeting you!