Application Process for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

The deadline for applications for the residency program is November 1 of the previous academic year. Interviews are offered to approximately 72 applicants.

How to Apply

Applications for entry at the R-1 level will be processed through the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Systems (ERAS).

For application materials and detailed instructions for the ERAS program, please contact the Dean’s Office at your medical school. Pertinent information is also available from the following:

  • The World Wide Web page for AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)(
  • The World Wide Web page for the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (

Applicants to the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program must submit the following:

  1. ERAS application
  2. The following supporting materials are submitted through ERAS:
    • Medical School transcript ss
    • Dean’s letter
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least one of which should be from a member of the applicant’s orthopaedic faculty)
    • USMLE/NBME scores
  3. A personal statement detailing why you are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery and the reason you are interested in the NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

The ERAS system will automatically notify you by e-mail confirmation of receipt of your application and supporting documentation. Please do not call the Hospital for Joint Diseases offices to confirm the receipt of your documents.