How to Apply

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).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2021
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; Standards Letters of Recommendation (SLORs) are preferred.
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 Score Report

Note: USMLE Step 2 is not required at the time of application, but we do require applicants to have taken Step 2 by December 31, 2021. Please ensure that your Step 2 score isuploaded to ERAS as soon as it is available. Massachusetts now requires physicians to pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2CK 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. We are participating in the AOA's Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Universal interview Offer Day on November 15th.  For more information, please visit the FOR RESIDENTS & STUDENTS section of the AOA website at www.aoassn.org. 

We will offer two interview dates: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 and Thursday, January 14, 2021. This year, interviews will be conducted virtually.

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

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.