UND's Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program launched in 2018 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program accepts three residents annually.
Applications will only be accepted electronically through ERAS from September 15th through November 1st each year. All applicants should have completed and passed step 1 of the USMLE prior to the application deadline (November 1). We also require both USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS) results uploaded into ERAS by February 1st 2022 in order to be ranked by our program.
In addition, the following are required to be present by the application deadline for each application to be considered complete:
- Medical school transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of medical school diploma (if graduated)
- Date of graduation--no requirement but prefer within the past 5 years and must be accompanied by documentation of all activities since date of medical school graduation
- Three letters of recommendation
- from a professional, non-related person
- at least one from an Orthopedic Surgeon
- preferably the Standardized Letter or Recommendation issued by the AOA
- Copies of USMLE/COMLEX scores
- Personal statement
All applicants, for licensure in North Dakota, who are graduates of foreign medical schools, except the medical schools of Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, are required to have ECFMG certification by February 15, 2022. All IMG applicants are expected to be proficient and conversant in English. Our program accepts only ECFMG sponsored J1 visas.
Applicants currently in residency training should include a letter from their current program director and an explanation of why they are seeking an alternative residency training program.
Applications are initially evaluated and graded based on several criteria including medical school performance, USMLE/COMLEX scores, recommendation letters, MSPE letters, and personal statement. Appropriate applicants are then invited for interviews.