The University of Missouri’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program participates in the National Residency Match Program and takes applications for residency exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) each fall. Applicants interested in applying for residency, whether current medical students, international medical graduates, or previously unmatched applicants, should apply directly through ERAS.

To be considered, an applicant must have completed their ERAS application process, including:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Med School transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and residents. We anticipate offering interviews during the week before Thanksgiving. There are limited interview spaces available, and they will fill on a first-come, first-served basis once invitations have gone out. All applicants will be notified of the dispensation of their file.

There is limited availability for a second look should the applicant wish to come back after interviews have completed. Interested applicants should notify Krystin Cooper as soon as possible post-interview to arrange.

Residency Interview Process

Applicants are invited to an informal social gathering on Friday evening. Interviews are held on Saturday morning. The interview day starts at 6 a.m. More information will be provided with the interview invitation.

Interviews take place at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at 1100 Virginia Avenue, Columbia, Missouri.

After a brief introduction to the University of Missouri Orthopaedic Residency by our chairman, applicants will be divided into two groups so that one group will start interviews while the other takes a resident-lead tour of the hospital, clinics, and facilities. The groups will alternate in mid-morning.