Applying to the UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

The University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Residency Match Program  and takes applications for residency exclusively through ERAS each year. Applicants interested in applying for residency should apply directly through ERAS. Documents emailed or mailed will not be accepted. Please visit the ERAS website for more information.

To be considered, an applicant must complete the ERAS application process, including:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Personal statement
  • One photograph
  • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
  • Medical School Official Transcripts
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • ECFMG Status Report for International applicants
  • Documentation of national USMLE Step 1, Step 2(CK), Step 2(CS) required 

Application Deadline

The deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2020. Your application form and supporting documentation must be received by our office through ERAS no later than November 1, 2020.  The Dean’s letter and transcripts will be the only documentation accepted after the deadline.

Foreign Medical School Graduates: Please contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) office to obtain information on applying to our residency program using ERAS.

After we have reviewed all applications, we will reach out to you if you are selected for an interview.

2021 Residency Interview Process

Conducting Virtual Interviews During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Like other academic medical centers across the United States who are following the recommendations of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be conducting online interviews with potential residents in wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, we understand the uncertainty applicants face during the upcoming residency selection process and the effects resulting from COVID-19 will have on the Class of 2021.  As we adapt to the new normal of virtual interactions, we also recognize that replacing the benefits that both applicants and programs derive from in-person interviews will require adjustments, and while not all benefits can be replicated in a online environment, we are firmly committed to providing an optimal virtual experience that will allow candidates to maximize their remote interactions with our faculty and residents through video conferencing.

Virtual Interview Dates

- Wednesday, January 6, 2021
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021
- Thursday, January 21, 2021

7:30am – 2:30pm
7:30am – 2:30pm
7:30am – 2:30pm


Virtual medical student rotators will have their residency interviews at the end of their orthopaedic surgery virtual rotation.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program, contact:

Darlene Clinton
Residency Program Coordinator
(501) 686-5259