Applying for Residency

University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency Program Interview Days

Friday, December 16, 2022

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Virtual Open Houses

9/13/22 | 7:30-8:30pm EST | Meet and Greet – Program Overview - Hear from our Program Director, Dr. Mark Hake, our Associate Program Director, Dr. Eileen Crawford and our Department Chair, Dr. Michelle Caird.  This will be followed by group breakout sessions with residents only.

10/25/22 | 7:30-8:30pm EST | Program Director/Associate Program Director and Chief Resident Round Table - Q&A with our Program Director, Drs. Mark Hake and Eileen Crawford and our Chief Residents. This will be followed by group breakout sessions with residents only.

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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 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 15, 2022.

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 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.

Please email us at ortho-residency@umich.edu