Application Process For United States Graduates


If you are or will be a United States and Canadian Medical School Graduate (US/Canadian):

  • Please submit all of the above required application materials only
    This year’s deadline for submission of a completed application is November 1, 2018.
    The following are required application materials:
  • ERAS Application
  • USMLE Scores Steps I & II (or date the part II of exam is to be taken - can be announced on your application)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Photograph
  • CV/Resume (ERAS only)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current CPR, ACLS or BLS certificate (Proof required if you are granted an interview)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from Orthopaedics Surgeons and/or chair or program director from an orthopaedic surgery program). A fourth letter is acceptable.
  • Dean's Letter

Interview dates for 2019-2020 applicants will be held on January 4-5, 2019 at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange County, California. Applications for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is conducted and accepted ONLY through the Electronic Residency Program Application Service (ERAS – NO MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF ERAS. All applicants will be notified if an interview has been granted via ERAS e-mail.

UC Irvine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program provides a five-year continuous program. We DO NOT offer preliminary positions in which an intern or resident may plan to transition into a Fellowship before completing residency training.


The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy*, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to: Kirsten K. Quanbeck, Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 4500 Berkeley Place, Irvine, CA 92697-1130, Phone (949) 824-5594, email:

*Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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