We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), which is available through your medical school, or the ECFMG if you are a foreign medical graduate. Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid and current ECFMG certificate. Only J-1 visas are acceptable. We do not sponsor H1-B visas.

The following application materials are required and must be submitted through ERAS:

  • ERAS Application or ECFMG-ERAS (for Foreign Medical Graduates)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Part 1 board score
  • Curriculum vitae (the ERAS generated CV is acceptable)
  • Personal statement
  • Current photo
  • Three letters of reference from faculty members
  • MSPE/Dean's letter (This is the only document that may be submitted after the application deadline, but it must be received prior to being granted an interview.)

Selection Criteria

The Marshall University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program interviews for three positions each academic year. We do not have minimum requirements for board scores. Rather, we utilize a composite scoring system which weights several elements, including board scores, educational accomplishments (honors, grades) and letters of reference. Important intangibles which are also fundamental to the selection process include extra-curricular activities, research activities and leadership roles.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is November 1.


Interviews are by invitation only. They consist of a Friday evening tour of the area, followed by a presentation by the Program Director and an informal reception. This is followed by a Saturday morning series of interviews with the Program Director, faculty and residents. Attendance at both events is required.

Interview dates are not published, but typically begin in late November and run through early February.