Recruitment & Appointment

Applications for the Orthopaedic Residency shall be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application process involves the online application and an in-person interview. If the applicant matches to the program and fulfills the institutional requirements for residency, the applicant will be appointed to the residency. The appointment is reviewed and renewed annually by the Program Director and the Clinical Competency Committee if the resident performance is deemed acceptable; the committee will request appointment for the following year with the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Resident evaluation criteria are a culmination of materials including 360 Evaluations, ACGME milestone evaluations, and results of bi-annual meetings between the Resident and Program Director. In the bi-annual meeting, the Program Director will review feedback from rotating Faculty and others. Discussions will focus on strengths and areas for improvement.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program uses the same criteria for the selection and appointment of residents as is outlined in the GME Policy & Resident Handbook. The program selects residents from eligible candidates based on residency related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and communication skills. The program does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status. In selecting from qualified candidates, the program will participate in and abide by the rules and regulations established by the Electronic Residency Application Service and the National Residency Match Program.

The faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina understand and promote the need to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue a career in Orthopaedics. Enhancing diversity deepens the richness of the training environment and improves patient care by training orthopaedic surgeons who have been exposed to a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences.