Dr. Douglas Hanel
Thank you for your interest in the
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Washington.
The University of Washington Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a fully approved and accredited five year program which begins with the PGY-I year. Most of our residents are selected during their senior year of medical school. Candidates will be selected into the program through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) at the PGY-I level.
We will be participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the 2018 Match. Please contact your Student Affairs Office for processing procedures for ERAS applications.
There are eight PGY-I positions for the 2018 Match. Eight residents have been selected for each class since the 2004 match. This is not a pyramidal program and once a resident is accepted at the PGY-I level, it is expected that he/she will complete the program assuming satisfactory performance.
We require a Dean's letter and transcript from your medical school submitted through ERAS. In addition, we require the NEW Standardized Letter of Recommendation Form* be uploaded in ERAS by your three letter writers (see Application Instructions). Recommendations from senior orthopaedists are particularly helpful, but they should only be used if you are well known by that individual. We will begin receiving applications on September 15, 2017. In order to assure a complete and timely review of your application, have all materials in by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Our interviews are scheduled for Saturdays, January 13 and January 20, 2018 and we have scheduled a special interview date for UW medical students, the evening of Monday, December 4, 2017.
We attempt to select residents who are good doctors, who will be a pleasure to have in our program for five years, and who will reflect well on our program once they have completed it. Thus, in the applications and interviews, we are looking for evidence of clinical skills, personality and character, ability to work hard, and past achievements whether it be in medicine, research, athletics, the arts, or other fields. We are very proud of our program and want to continue to fill it with good people. If you are selected, you will be notified by email.
I hope this letter and the rest of the web site will answer most of your questions about the University of Washington Orthopaedic Residency Program. I would be happy to try to answer any others if you would care to send them to me.
Please contact Angela Weiss, Residency Coordinator, at email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you again for your interest.
Douglas P. Hanel, M.D., Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Education
The application deadline is October 31, 2017!