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Applying to MCW's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program 

Thank you for your interest in the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program!
This residency program is an ACGME accredited five-year residency program which includes the Post-Graduate Year I (PGY-I Internship Year). There are five positions available each year at the PGY-I level. The PGY-I year is planned in accordance with the ACGME program requirements and provides an experience that will prepare the candidate for the PGY-II through PGY-V years of intense orthopaedic training in multiple hospital affiliates of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Candidates who already have completed their PGY-I training in an accredited program other than orthopaedic surgery will only be considered for our PGY-I year.
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Application Information

Application Deadline
The application process will remain open until October 1.
Application Requirements

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please do not email or mail additional documents directly to the program. All documents must be uploaded into ERAS. 

Materials required for a complete application via ERAS: 

  • Complete Common ERAS Application
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Medical School Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of three Electronic Standardized Letter of Recommendation (eSLOR) Forms (PDF) with at least one from an orthopaedic surgeon. We will accept a 4th SLOR Form but it is not required 
  • USMLE Step 1 Transcript - Required
  • USMLE Step Transcript - Required
  • Photo (used only for identification for interview) 

Our residency program is participating in the ERAS Supplemental Application/Signaling this year. 

*Please note* All communications during the application and interview process between the applicant and the Program Director or Coordinator must be made via e-mail only. Therefore, you must have a valid e-mail address listed in your ERAS application.

International Graduates:  If you are an international medical graduate, please contact your local ECFMG office for more information about applying to our program through ERAS.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals offers its housestaff a comprehensive benefits package.

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Interview Dates

We are participating in the Universal Interview Offer Day for the 2022-2023 Orthopaedic Residency Match process on November 14, 2022. Interview invitation, waitlist, and rejection letters will be sent through ERAS. 

Virtual interviews will be held on: 

  • Monday, December 5
  • Monday, January 9
  • Monday, January 16


For questions regarding Residency, please contact:

Christen M. Coffey

Education Program Coordinator III

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.

Milwaukee, WI 53226