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Application Information

Orthopaedic surgery residency positions continue to be very competitive. In 2017, we received more than 740 completed applications and interviewed 64 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 12, 2018. 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 2019 Match will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 and Saturday, December 1, 2018. There is a reception held the evening before each interview: Thursday evening for candidates interviewing on Friday and Friday evening for those interviewing on Saturday. Each day of interviews begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and will be complete by 3:30 p.m.

Resident Eligibilty 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. Our program does not discriminate with regards to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Learn more about our eligibility requirements and selection.

View a Sample Resident Agreement Letter (PDF)

Read more about our employment benefits.


Program Coordinator: Bridget Richard
Phone: 860-679-6679
Fax: 860-679-1897

Musculoskeletal Institute

UConn Health
Dowling Way
Farmington, CT 06030

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.