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Residency Application Process

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center. The program accepts five residents per year from medical schools across the country. Please note that we have a supplemental essay requirement. Additionally please continue to check the website and Instagram for updates regarding the residency application process.

Application Requirements and Deadline

Required items submitted through the ERAS program:

  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (maximum of 4). We encourage the use of the AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 score (USMLE)


  • Written response to the following statement “What accomplishment are you most proud of and why? (250-word limit). Please send your response as a separate document to in PDF format and name the file “Rush Letter” followed by your last name, last name” (ex. Rush Letter – Smith, John). Please note that this response will be used during the screening process for interview invitations.

The application deadline for the 2023-24 cycle is September 28, 2023.


Invitations will be sent out according to the proposed protocol put forth by the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Program as follows:

  • All Residency programs will send out interview offers according to proposed CORD protocol
  • Each applicant will then have 48 hours to respond to the program. If an applicant declines an interview or there is no response in the designated timeframe, the program may extend an invitation to another applicant. There will be no set timeline for the second or any subsequent waves of interview offers

Interviews will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 and Saturday, January 20, 2024. Virtual interviews will be for rotators and in-person interviews will be for non-rotators.

Resident Selection

The final selection and ranking is conducted by the Residency Selection Committee, chaired by Dr. Robert Wysocki. Residents are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and personal character.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact:

Adriana Ohl, MBA
Orthopaedic Residency Program Coordinator
The Orthopaedic Building
Rush University Medical Center
1611 W. Harrison Street, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60612
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