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Application Information

Orthopaedic surgery residency positions continue to be very competitive. In 2018, 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 1, 2019. 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 2020 Match will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 and Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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.


Administrative Program Assistant
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.