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Please note: 

This program is participating in the Universal Interview Offer Day recommended by the AOA's Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD).  This will take place on MON NOV 15, 12:00 EST​.

  • We will send Interview offers according to CORD recommendations.
  • We will only offer as many interview spots as we have available.
  • Each applicant will then have 48 hours to respond to the invitation.
  • If an applicant declines an interview or there is no response in the designated timeframe, we may extend an invitation to another applicant.
  • There will be no set timeline for the second or any subsequent waves of interview offers.
  • All questions regarding interview offers should be directed to our Program Coordinator, Melissa Trimble (Melissa-Trimble@ouhsc.edu).

 



 

Resident Applications and Interviews - Information Only

Save the Date

Please join us for one of our upcoming virtual open houses.  Travel limitations continue into 2021 so our team would like to invite you to hear remotely from our program director, faculty, and current residents.  We will hold 4 zoom sessions during September and October.  You are welcome to attend one session or all.  Please register below to have the link sent to you or return to this site for a direct zoom link.

Registration link

Registration for the Virtual Open House is now closed


Interviews during 2021-2022 will be held virtually on the dates listed below.  Interviews will begin being scheduled WED NOV 17, 12:00 EST.

WED DEC 8: 20 APPLICANTS (7:30-am-4:30pm)
WED JAN 12: 20 APPLICANTS (7:30-am-4:30pm)
THURS JAN 20: 20 APPLICANTS (7:30am-4:30pm)
 

How to Apply

Instructions and Information for Applicants to Our Residency Program

Deadline for submitting Application and Documents: October 23

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS): We use ERAS for the NRMP match process. An Applicant Information Sheet is available to explain how it works by accessing the Internet at www.aamc.org/eras.

Application Requirements:
We require the following documents, most of which can be transmitted to us by ERAS after you supply them to your Dean's Office:

1. Completed ERAS Application

2. Personal Statement (via ERAS)

3. Medical School Transcript (via ERAS)

4. Dean's Letter (MSPE) (via ERAS)

5. Three (3) or more Letters of Recommendation (via ERAS)

6. High-Resolution Photograph (via ERAS)

7. USMLE Transcript (via ERAS)

8. ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only) (via ERAS)

9. Medical School Transcript: If you have already graduated from medical school, your transcript should include the entire fourth year.

10. Recommendation Letters: A letter from orthopedic faculty with whom you have worked at your school will carry the most weight and is recommended. Following that, in descending order of preference, letters from other orthopedic faculty, other medical school faculty, practicing orthopedic surgeons, and other physicians who are familiar with you.

11. USMLE Transcript: We require a complete and official transcript from NBME, which you must request.

Additional Information: We receive approximately 400 - 500 completed applications through ERAS each year. Our Screening Committee reviews these applications and approximately 60 applicants are invited to interview on 3 selected days in late December and/or early January. Most applicants invited to interview are well-rounded individuals who are in the upper one-third of their class and have high board scores. Many are members of AOA and Gold Humanism Society. We typically do not contact applicants about documents missing in their files. Any file that is not complete by the deadline will not be reviewed in the screening process.

In addition to the documents listed above, we encourage all applicants to submit a separate OU Letter of Interest and/or a brief video (see below). This allows our team of reviewers to evaluate your interest in our program and in living in Oklahoma. While your application will be considered complete without this submission, the information provided is very valuable to the review process.

Calls and questions may be directed to Melissa Trimble, Residency Program Coordinator, at 405-271-5964 or 271-4426 or by e-mail to Melissa-Trimble@ouhsc.edu.

Residency Program Agreement Sample

Resident Eligibility and Selection Sample


Separate OU Letter of Interest

Submit your Letter of Interest to ou-orthopedics@ouhsc.edu , write a brief personal letter of interest to be reviewed by the Residency Selection Committee. Your statement should include the following information:

  • A brief summary about yourself.
  • A description of your short and long-term goals.
  • Any involvement or ties you may have to the State of Oklahoma or the surrounding region, and/or a brief explanation of why you believe you would do well living and training in Oklahoma for five years.
  • Your medical school class standing. This includes estimated class standing, such as quartiles, quintiles, etc.
  • An accounting for any breaks in your education greater than three months since high school.

 Separate OU Interest Video

Submit your Interest Video to ou-orthopedics@ouhsc.edu. Send us a brief personal video to be reviewed by the Residency Selection Committee.  The video may be submitted by email, YouTube/vimeo link, etc.  If you have difficulty submitted your video please contact us.  Your video should include the following.

  • A brief summary about yourself.
  • A description of your short and long-term goals.
  • Any involvement or ties you may have to the State of Oklahoma or the surrounding region, and/or a brief explanation of why you believe you would do well living and training in Oklahoma for five years.