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Application Information

Orthopaedic surgery residency positions continue to be very competitive. In 2019, we received more than 750 completed applications and interviewed 66 candidates to fill five positions. Applicants are encouraged to do a rotation at our institution.

We participate in the National Match through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and currently fill five spots per year. The deadline for applications is October 21, 2020. We do not require any additional forms, but the application must contain:

  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • USLME scores
  • Dean's letter
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript


Faculty from each of the teaching hospitals affiliated with our program and our current residents participate in interview days.

Interviews for the 2021 Match will be held on Friday, December 5, 2020 and Saturday, December 6, 2020 virtually. Each day of interviews begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and will be complete by 3:30 p.m.

Resident Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Our residency program selects applicants based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills, and personal qualities such as work ethic, motivation, and integrity. The UConn Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, and the Orthopedics Residency are committed to a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity. We are dedicated to creating and nurturing an environment that is safe for all residents, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion to learn and practice. Our learners, employees, and patients should experience an environment free of harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination. We will continue to promote an inclusive culture which supports, encourages, and celebrates diversity and inclusion. By actively working to recruit women and underrepresented minorities, we aim to help create a more diverse orthopedic workforce that better mirrors the communities we serve.

Learn more about our eligibility requirements and selection.

View a Sample Resident Agreement Letter (PDF)

Read more about our employment benefits.


Administrative Program Coordinator
Michelle Ambrosio
Phone: 860-679-6679
Fax: 860-679-1897

UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
120 Dowling Way
Farmington, CT 06030

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UConn Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EOE) and our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity training program. We encourage applicants from a wide diversity of backgrounds, ethnicity and we fully support applications from women and under-represented groups.