How to Apply

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Cooper University Health Care is an ACGME accredited program. We participate in the Match via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS application process and timeline is available on the website listed below.

Association of American Medical Colleges

www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras

ERAS applications must contain the following information in order for your application to be considered:

  • Common application form
  • Photo
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three original letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or most recent training director.
  • Personal statement describing your training goals and future career plans.
  • ECFMG certification (IMG only)
  • USMLE reports (parts 1 and 2) 

The program director and two additional faculty members will review applicant files. Invitation for interview will be based upon their recommendations. We generally hold two interview dates, one in December and one in January, by invitation only. There are two PGY1 positions each year.

Program Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be classified as resident aliens or hold a J-1 Visa (for non-U.S. citizens, documentation is required). All applications are screened by the Selection Committee.  Applicants must be eligible for graduation from a U.S. medical school before June 1 and be in good standing with the medical school. 

Visiting medical student rotations are coordinated via VSAS.  Please visit the following website for further information: http://www.rowan.edu/coopermed/students/visiting_students/ 

Questions can be directed to email visitingstudents@rowan.edu