Residency Application Process

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In order to be complete, your application packet must include the ERAS common application form, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (but the program will accept 4), United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) scores and your medical school transcript.

The deadline for 2017 Match application materials is October 15, 2016.  

The Wake Forest University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program strictly adheres to the application deadlines. 

Interviews will be granted by invitation only.

Invitations to interview at Wake Forest University's Orthopaedic Surgery residency program are made on a rolling basis. All candidates who have submitted applications will receive either an invitation or regret letter no later than the second week of November. Both communications will be sent via ERAS. 

Interview Dates - 2017 Match
    January 6-7, 2017

Interview Selection Committee

  • Ethan R. Wiesler, MD - Residency Program Director, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Jason J. Halvorson, MD - Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Traumatology
  • Tadhg J. O'Gara, MD - Associate Program Director, Spine
  • Cynthia Emory, MD - Vice Chair, Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • John Birkedal, MD - Spine Surgery
  • Michael T. Freehill, MD - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Tom L. Smith, PhD - Basic Science, Director - Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
  • Chief Residents

Quick Reference

Residency Program, Orthopaedic Surgery
Artina Dawkins, MPA
Residency Program Coordinator

Telephone 336-716-3448
FAX 336-716-3861
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