The UK College of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and only accepts electronic applications through ERAS. Contact your medical school or ECFMG to complete the application. All ERAS materials should be available in your medical school Dean's office by July or August. The ERAS application includes:

  • Electronic Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Wallet sized photo
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's Letter
  • USMLE scores​

Foreign medical graduates will need to contact ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) regarding ERAS applications. ECFMG will transmit the application to the University of Kentucky.


The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2023. Only complete applications will be considered. Please include an email address with your application. We will respond to questions or concerns by email.

Questions or comments can be sent by e-mail to the following address:

Interview Dates

Interview dates for 2024 are January 5th & 6th. These will be in-person interviews.

The department of orthopaedic surgery wants your stay in Lexington to be informative. A welcome reception will be held the nights prior to each interview day. If you are offered an interview you will receive more information.

On your interview date, you will be given a tour of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and the hospital facilities.

CORD Orthopaedic Residency Information Network (ORIN)

Medical students can use this tool to explore orthopaedic surgery residency programs. Programs can use this tool to highlight program information, strengths, and opportunities.

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