Orthopaedics Education

How to Apply

Yale New Haven Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program is sponsored by the Yale New Haven Hospital and approved by the accredited council for graduate medical education. This web site contains all of our published information of the program. Specifically, questions may be directed to the Program Registrar Kathy Umlauf at kathryn.umlauf@yale.edu.

Admission Requirements:

ERAS application through your Medical School Deans office.

  • Personal statement should be no longer than one (1) page
  • An ERAS formatted CV
  • Three or four letters of recommendation, preferably from at least one Orthopaedic Surgeon with whom you have worked.
  • Universal Supplemental Evaluation Form
Requested for each letter of recommendation written.
  • Dean's letter
  • Copy of board scores (if taken)
  • Official transcript from medical school


  • Application deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Interview dates: December 8, 2017 and January 5, 2018

Application to the program

All entering PGY-1 residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Plan via the ERAS electronic application process. All complete applications are considered and the deadline for applications each year is November 1st. Applications are considered in their totality and no specific limits are established for any of the components of the application. Candidates selected for interviews are invited to New Haven in December and January.

In accordance with the National Resident Matching Plan requirements, a copy of the contract the applicant will be expected to sign if matched to the program and the policies on visa status and eligibility for appointment are available for review (see attached Yale-New Haven Hospital sample contract).

Application Dates

  • Application deadline:
    November 1, 2017
  • Interview dates:
    December 8, 2017 
    January 5, 2018
Dr. Peter Whang with colleagues

Dr. Peter Whang with colleagues