Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Applying to Stony Brook University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Medical students apply to the Residency Program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine by utilizing the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), which is overseen by the AAMC. Medical students file applications electronically at their own medical schools. The materials listed below are required to complete your application file:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Part I (and Part II if available) Board Score(s)
  • Photo

Our deadline to receive completed applications is October 1st. Completed applications are evaluated by the Chairman and Program Director and their appointed committee, consisting of Orthopaedic physicians from Stony Brook Medicine and our affiliating institutions. Qualified individuals are invited to attend one of the interview sessions, which are held in December.

Each candidate is interviewed by several groups of physicians (consisting of two to three physicians within each group), followed by an interview with the Chairman of the department. Candidates are shown a virtual tour slide presentation, and our residents are available to speak with and answer questions. Each candidate is ranked, and the names are submitted to the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program). Upon completion of the match in March, the department is notified of the residents who have matched in our program. Residents entering the program must sign a contract and a letter of agreement.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Gayle Jarva
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery