Orthopaedic Surgery Applicant Information

Applicants for our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program must participate in the National Residency Matching Program. We also participate in AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service, called ERAS, to accept and process residency applications. ERAS is a computerized application service which is available to all medical students attending accredited schools in the United States and foreign medical graduates via the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Medical students interested in applying to our program can request information and brochures from us, but applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly from the medical schools via the Internet. Someone in your medical school's Dean's Office should be able to counsel you regarding this procedure. Each year we seek three PGY-1 level positions in the Orthopaedic Surgery Program. The NRMP Program Code for these Categorical positions is #1689260C0Our Program ID # for ERAS is #260-47-11-164.

For additional information about our program, you can contact us by:


University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
ATTN: Donna Gibson, Residency Program Coordinator
975 East Third Street, Box 260
Chattanooga, TN 37403 


Email:  UTorthosurg@erlanger.org


Phone: Call toll free: 1-800-947-7823, and ask for extension 9008


2019-20 Interview Dates:

   *Note: there is no longer an interview date in December*

     January 8, 2020

     January 15, 2020

 *Reception for applicants and guests held the preceding evening, 6-9 pm


Click here to view Minimum Criteria Considered for Applicants Selected for Interview with the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency.  Only U.S. medical students who meet these criteria will be considered for senior medical student rotations in Orthopaedic Surgery.


Please view the links below regarding our current Initial Resident Letter of Agreement and terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy:


Annual Resident Agreement

Recruitment Selection & Appointment


Go to our web page: www.comchattanooga.uthsc.edu for more information about our institutions and Chattanooga. For hospital information, including Children's, click on the link at the bottom of the home page, "Erlanger Health System." For interesting information about our wonderful city, click on another link at the bottom of page for "Living in Chattanooga." There is more information at www.chattanoogafun.com from our Convention and Visitors Bureau, including hotel information for your stay. 

Erlanger does not pay for hotels for applicants selected for interview with the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program; however, special rates may be available at nearby downtown hotels including the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chattanooga, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Chattanooga, and Holiday Inn Express Downtown Chattanooga (MLK Boulevard) if you mention you are interviewing with the UT College of Medicine and Erlanger.


Note:  The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admission meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.  The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools who meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency.  The Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

  • In addition, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) provides a list of countries whose designated accreditation process or designated organization used for their accreditation has comparable standards used to evaluate medical schools in the United States by the LCME. Medical schools in those countries and accredited by the listed accrediting authority will be deemed to meet the criteria required in Tennessee  http://sites.ed.gov/ncfmea/comparability-decisions/ 


Updated 11/04/2019

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