Application Process

Sign up for our Virtual Open House on 10/10/2023 to learn more about our Residency Program here: Virtual Open House Registration


Applicants for residency in orthopedic surgery will be selected via the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The UTHealth Houston Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program provides 5 years of accredited graduate medical education fulfilling the educational requirements of the ABOS and the ACGME. Following the initial year of general medicine and surgical exposure (including six months of orthopedics), each resident is taken through a four year curriculum of increasing responsibility and subspecialty exposure within the field of orthopedic surgery. Specifically, the program has a designated 4 week block of simulation training for the PGY1 year as well as cadaveric milestone simulation training for the PGY 2 to 5 years. The didactic educational program is a 2 year rotating curriculum developed and presented by national and international experts in the orthopedic subspecialties. Due to the large population of the Houston area, a wide range of both common and complex problems provides the resident with an ample appropriately supervised clinical experience to graduate from the program being competent in all aspects of general orthopedic surgery.

Residency Application Screening and Interview Process

Applications are screened by a group of staff with about 50-60 applicants receiving interviews. The goal of the committee is to select applicants to interview who they feel will flourish in the orthopedic residency training vision at UTHealth Houston.

This year our interview process will be conducted in person.

We are participating in the AOA Universal Interview Offer Day and we will send out invitations on Monday, November 13th, 2023.  More information on the Universal Interview Offer Day can be found here: Universal Interview Offer Day

Interviews will be conducted on January 18th and January 19th, 2024.

For additional information regarding our program, go to the AMA FREIDA website.

Helpful Links

AMA – Services of FREIDA Online


ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)

Match (NRMP)