How to Apply

Those who wish to apply to the Tufts Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency must do so through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We must receive a USMLE Transcript as part of every ERAS application. A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required, but we will accept no more than four letters of recommendation.

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the Supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. This will allow our program to receive information from the Applicants who would like to express a strong interest in our program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help students share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our programs’ setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application includes:

• Geographic preferences (by region and by urban or rural setting);

• Information about their most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and

• Program signals.

Initial invitations to access to the supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on August 1st. The supplemental ERAS application must be completed between August 1st and September 16th at 5:00pm ET.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

For the 2023-2024 Match year, all applications must be received by October 1, 2023, through ERAS.  All completed applications will be reviewed by the Tufts Resident Selection Committee.  Those applicants who are invited for an interview will be notified once the Committee has completed its review of the applications.  All interviews will be held virtually on December 15 and 16, 2023.  We seek residents who combine high academic achievement with leadership and interpersonal skills.

For questions regarding the Tufts-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Program, please call Starla Pathak, Manager, Educational Programs, at 617-636-5172 or email her at