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How to Apply

Vanderbilt participates in the National Residency Matching Program. We only accept applications at the PGY-1 starting level via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This is currently available to applicants through U.S. medical schools and the ECFMG.

Five residents are admitted to our categorical orthopaedic residency program each year. Accepted applicants spend their first year in the Vanderbilt Department of General Surgery (six months of general surgery and six months of experience in the surgical specialties). It is not necessary to apply to the surgery department.


Important Application Dates:

 Completed ERAS Application & CV  October 15, 2017
 Medical School Transcript  October 15, 2017
 3 Letters of Recommendation  October 15, 2017
 USMLE Score(s)  October 15, 2017
 Personal Statement  October 15, 2017
 Dean's Letter  October 15, 2017
 Photograph  October 15, 2017
 Universal Supplemental Evaluation From   October 15, 2017

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