Medical Student Elective Rotations
to the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
you for your interest in the Harvard Medical School Combined Orthopaedic
Residency Program. This year we will again be participating in the
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You will need to
contact your medical school Dean's Office to access the MyERAS web
based application. You will need three letters of reference. It
is your responsibility to be sure all your reference letters are
sent. Ask the individuals you have indicated as REFERENCES to send
their letters of reference to the Dean. The Dean’s office
will upload all the application materials to the Program Directors
through the Internet. If you are currently in a residency program
in any discipline or have an obligation to a residency program,
please indicate this and explain why you have decided to change
your position. (If you have an obligation to another residency program,
we require a letter from that Program Director indicating their
knowledge of your application to our Program.)
Send a personal statement with your application. Explain any interruptions
in your education. The selection committee is most interested in
what special qualities and experiences you have and what you hope
to do with your orthopaedic education. Tell us why you have chosen
orthopaedics. The personal statement helps us to know you, and we
read it with great care.
Your completed application will be thoroughly reviewed. Interviews
will be by invitation sent by e-mail the week of Thanksgiving. There
will be two interview dates in January: Session I: Tuesday, January
7, 2014 and Session II: Thursday, January 9, 2014. Twelve PGY-1 positions are offered through the NRMP to carry
through a full orthopaedic educational program (categorical match).
The PGY-1 year is in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham
and Women’s Hospital or Massachusetts General Hospital.
If you are interested in doing an orthopaedic elective, contact
the Registrar’s Office, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck
Street, Boston, MA 02115 Tel. (617) 432-1515.
If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Duane, our Residency Coordinator at (617) 726-2942.
DEADLINE for receipt of all application materials other
than the Dean’s letter is NOVEMBER 1.
George Dyer, MD.