How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

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.

2024-2025 Match Cycle

# of Categorical Residency Spots: 3

Universal Offer Date for Interviews: TBD

In-person Interviews: TBD

Association of American Medical Colleges

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) 

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 VSLO.  Please visit the following website for further information:

Please note that completing a rotation in Orthopaedics does not guarantee an invitation to interview.


Questions can be directed to email