Department of Orthopedic Surgery



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 2013 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
  • International medical graduates must meet the requirements established by Baylor College of Medicine and Immigration Services.
  • Valid ECFMG certificate
  • All application materials must be received by Nov. 1

Residency Interview Process


By Nov. 1, the Residency Selection Committee will review only those applications that are complete. Interviews are by invitation only. The interview process provides the candidate an opportunity to visit the institution, meet our faculty and residents, and ask any questions the candidate may have.

Once the applicant's file is complete, the committee reviews it. If the committee feels the applicant is competitive for our program, the applicant will be invited for a formal interview. There is a casual dinner the evening before the interview. The dinner is a very important factor in the interview process. At the interview session, the program director greets the candidate prior to beginning the interview process. Each applicant is interviewed by five faculty members. As an integral part of the interview process, applicants are taken on a tour of the facilities by our residents.

Interview dates: Dec. 7, 2018, and Jan. 11, 2019

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