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Applying to the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program

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Thank you for your interest in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Each year, we offer 12 PGY-1 positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

October 15, 2015

All application materials must be received through ERAS by this date. Only complete applications will be considered by the selection committee.

Complete applications must include:

  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Deanís Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 Score Report

Note: USMLE Step 2 CK and 2 CS are not required at the time of application, but we expect applicants to pass both of these exams before our interview days in early January. Massachusetts now requires physicians to pass USMLE Steps 1, 2CK and 2CS in order to obtain a limited license to practice medicine.

Our selection committee is particularly interested in your personal statement and letters of recommendation. Your personal statement and letters should tell us about your unique qualities and experiences, why you have chosen orthopaedics and your goals in becoming an orthopaedic surgeon. This is also where you should explain any interruptions in your education.

A select number of candidates will be invited for interviews. Invitations will be sent by email during the week of Thanksgiving.

We will offer two interview dates:
Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7, 2016.

If you have any questions, please call the residency program office at (617) 726-2942 or send an email to

HCORP Interns and Residents are employed by Partners Healthcare System. We invite you to explore the trainee contract, policies and benefits offered through the Partners Office for Graduate Medical Education:



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