General Application Information

The University Hospitals Orthopaedics Surgery Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS).

In order to be considered for an interview, applicant must apply though ERAS and complete the secondary application.

Secondary Applications will open for completion no later than October 21, 2020 12:00 p.m. EST and must be completed and submitted by October 25, 2020.

After initial review of applications, candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. In keeping with national recommendations in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all of our interview days for the upcoming season will be conducted virtually.

The 2021 interview season will be conducted online in a two-part session.

  • Part one will consist of an informative town hall meeting lead by our program director and chairman to serve as an introduction to the program and disseminate key information about the program.
  • Part two will be an interview scheduled for you during the months of November, December, or January. During your 2 hour interview candidates are interviewed by the program director or chairman, 2 attendings and one chief resident. Additionally, members of our residency program will be available for an informal question-and-answer session.

Applicants only need to apply to the program and not the two separate matches (i.e. 5-year clinical track and 6-year research track).

Application Requirements

We require all of the basic ERAS application materials. We would also like to receive three Letters of Recommendation in your application. One of the three should be from the Program Director or Department Chair in your specialty.

The deadline for all application materials is October 25. Those selected for interviews will be notified by email.

Policy on Hiring Non-Tobacco Users

University Hospitals is committed to the health and wellness of our employees, our patients and our community. As part of these efforts, effective January 1, 2012, we will only hire candidates that do not use tobacco products. All candidates will be required to confirm their non-tobacco use when expressing interest for a job opportunity. Selected candidates for hire will be tested for tobacco use as part of the pre-employment lab screening process already in place.

For Foreign/United States Medical School Graduates

It is hospital policy to comply with the immigration laws of the United States, and all residents must obtain and maintain an immigration status that permits employment by the hospital in a clinical capacity. It is a requirement that an International Medical Graduate (IMG) hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If, at any time, a resident fails to timely obtain or retain the requisite visa status from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) the resident will be subject to dismissal or leave of absence, with or without pay, at the discretion of the Director of GME, in view of all the surrounding circumstances.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the application process, or interviewing in general, please contact Kerwin Samson, our Academic Education Administrator, at or 216-844-3233.

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