Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Residency Admissions


Residency Application Process


Applications will be processed only through the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Graduates from United States medical schools should contact the student affairs office at their medical schools to apply through the ERAS program.

International graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for distribution and process of SWS kits for students and graduates of foreign medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the requirements for a Physician in Training permit (as outlined by the Texas Medical Board), and the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

By Nov. 1, all application materials must be received in the Academic Office of The Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery.




Requirements for the orthopedic residency applications through ERAS include:

  • ERAS application with a recent photograph
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter and transcript
  • USMLE Board scores
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • All application materials must be received by Nov. 1

Residency Interview Process


By Nov. 1, the Residency Selection Committee will only review complete ERAS application files. Interviews are by invitation only and will be virtual this year due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, our priority has been and remains the safety of our learners. Learn about the College’s response to COVID-19 . The interview process provides the candidate an opportunity to meet our faculty and residents, and ask any questions the candidate may have. This year we will also provide video tours of our institution and campus.

Once the applicant's file is complete, the selection committee reviews it. If the committee feels the applicant is competitive for our program, the applicant will be invited for a formal interview.  At the interview session, the program director will virtually greet the candidate prior to beginning the interview process. Each applicant will virtually interview with selected faculty members and chief residents. As an integral part of the interview process, this year applicants will be given video tours of the facilities.

Interview dates: Dec. 11, 2020, Jan. 8, 2021, and Jan. 22, 2021

There will be two sessions per interview day. (8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.)

For any additional questions regarding the residency-training program, please contact the department’s Academic Offices at (713) 986-7390 or email


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