Applicants for residency in orthopaedic surgery will be selected via the National Resident Matching Program. All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program does not accept "outside" the match without prior approval from the ACGME. Individuals selected for this program will spend the R1 year in the Core Surgical Training Program of the Department of Surgery and, based on satisfactory performance, will proceed into the orthopaedic four-year program. Continuation in the Orthopaedic Hospital/UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Program is dependent on continued excellent performance and is assessed on a yearly basis. California law requires licensure by the State Medical Board of any individual who takes more than one year of housestaff training in the State. Outside employment is not permitted during the course of your surgical/orthopaedic training at UCLA.
Extensive information on residency salary and benefits can be found at the UCLA Graduate Medical Education website; http://medschool.ucla.edu/gme.
In addition to your ERAS application, the following information is required:
-MCAT scores. Follow this link: MCAT Scores form. Email your completed MCAT score form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Four letters of recommendation, including one from your orthopaedic department chairman or program director.
The deadline for submitting application material to UCLA is October 15
Applicants are more likely to make intelligent choices of residency programs by personally inspecting each program. Similarly, the program is more likely to make an appropriate choice of residents with an interview. We have set three specific interview dates when clinical and teaching activities in the Department are cancelled. At that time, during a formal presentation of the organization, the philosophy and objectives of the training program are outlined for the applicant group. Meetings are set up where small groups of applicants will have the opportunity to tour the facilities and to discuss with junior and senior orthopaedic housestaff their experience in the program. Individual interviews will be scheduled for the applicants with our residents and full-time faculty who devote their day to this activity.
Invitations for interviews will be sent through ERAS. At that time, you will be asked to select your preferred interview date and we will make every effort to fulfill your request on a first-come-first-served basis