Program Information - Orthopaedic Residency

To make an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists or to learn more about our services, centers and treatment options, please call 410-448-6400 or complete our online form.

The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics currently offers an accredited 5-year residency program.

To learn more about our residency program, click on the links below:

Application Information

Application to the Department of Orthopaedics residency program is processed through ERAS. We require a complete ERAS application to include three letters of recommendation. It is perfectly acceptable to include extra information with your ERAS application, as well as additional letters of recommendation, as long as they can be included through the ERAS program. Please do not send additional information outside of your ERAS application. NO additional information outside of ERAS will be included with your application for review by our faculty. We accept foreign medical graduate applications through ERAS via ECFMG. The University of Maryland sponsors J1 Visas.

Our application deadline is October 3, 2017. We will issue interview invitations beginning November 1, 2017.  Our interview date will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017. We will host a meet-and-greet in the evening on Friday, December 15, 2017 at a local restaurant. 

For more information, please contact the residency coordinator, Vicky Norton, at 410-328-8915 or e-mail


Program Overview

Our 5-year residency program is structured with an orthopaedic internship and 4 years of rotation-based orthopaedics.

The first year of the orthopaedic residency (PGY-1) at the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a diverse 12-month experience that has been developed in accordance with the regulations of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to ensure a balanced year for the orthopaedic resident. This includes a month-long formal surgical skills educational program that is run in collaboration with other local institutions. The PGY-1 year is structured to ensure compliance with the ACGME duty hour rules.

A performance consistent with the high standards of the Department of Orthopaedics is expected of every orthopaedic PGY-1 resident during the internship year. PGY-1 residents must satisfactorily complete the requirements of the internship year as a prerequisite to advancement as a PGY-2 in the orthopaedic residency program. This includes passing the USMLE Step III Examination and successfully completing the written in-training examination in surgery and orthopaedics.


Rotations are performed at the following locations: