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Virtual Open House:

CORD Universal Interview Offer Day

Date Announced: November 13, 2023, at 12:00pm ET

Applying to the UNC Orthopaedics: Five-Year and Six-Year Programs

UNC Orthopaedics offers both a five-year program and a six-year program that includes a research year. Use these identification numbers for ranking:

  • 1900260C0 for ranking the five-year program in Orthopaedics;
  • 1900260C1 for ranking the six-year program in Orthopaedics (that includes a year of research).
  • You may rank the five-year program, the five-year and six-year program or the six-year program

We will accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). If you decide to apply, the deadline for receipt of applications for the years 2024-2025 will be September 27, 2023. All application materials should be submitted through ERAS. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We are participating in program signaling.

Please note carefully that we require the following:

  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation (you may send up to four letters of recommendation), preferably an orthopaedist, with whom you have worked professionally (not a resident).  We will accept traditional letters of recommendation and/or AOA recommendation forms as long as the comment section has been completed on the form
  • Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via Thalamus.
  • Please view the link below to UNC Hospital’s institutional and program policy regarding eligibility for appointment to a residency training position:

Click Here to Visit the UNC GME Website


  • Are you accepting applications for 2023-2024?
    • Yes, September 2023.
  • When are interviews?
    • December 16, 2023
    • January 20, 2024
  • Will the interviews be in person?
    • Yes
  • Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
    • Yes. All graduates of foreign medical schools must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. All foreign graduates must meet all requirements of the Visa Qualifying Examination (VQE) or Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) prior to application. Per the University of North Carolina Graduate Medical Education Policy on Visas, UNC Hospitals will accept resident physicians who have been issued a J-1 visa and who hold a current ECFMG Certificate. H1-B visas are not sponsored at University of North Carolina Hospitals.
  • What is the medical license requirement?
    • The North Carolina Resident Training License
  • Do you consider USMLE scores when selecting applicants to interview?
    • Scores are considered as a part of the entire application. We have no exact cut-off score.
  • Do you offer observership/research opportunities?
    • No
  • Is there a medical school graduation cutoff date?
    • No