Greater Lansing - Ortho Interview Residency Selection Process GME

The RESIDENCY SELECTION PROCESS is designed to be consistent and fair, based upon academic achievement, personal interview, and letters of recommendation.   All candidates must be graduates of an osteopathic medical school. 

An application package shall be considered complete once the following items have been received:

Completed application through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Curriculum Vitae.
Official osteopathic medical school transcript.
Official COMLEX scores (level I and II).
Letters of recommendation (three to five, including a letter from the dean of the medical school).

Once the application is complete, the applicant will be contacted by the Department of Medical Education and will be advised of the status of his/her application and if an interview is to be granted.

Interviews are scheduled in October/November for anticipated acceptance into the next academic year (usually commencing in July).  Interviews are with the entire Selection Committee comprised of the orthopedic residents and orthopedic faculty.   Currently, the interview is a two-day process, Thursday and Friday.  Thursday is primarily time spent with the residents as well as touring the facility.  Following this session, there is an informal "meet and greet" dinner at a local restaurant, which allows for interaction between candidates, current residents, and teaching core faculty.  The formal interview occurs on Friday, and our current process is for the candidate to be interviewed with the entire committee at one time (approximately 20-30 minutes per candidate).

It is ideal (but not mandatory) if the candidate has had a rotation at our facility, which better enables us to become exposed to the candidate, as well as for the candidate to become exposed to our program.  We believe that it is important for the prospective resident to meet as many of the current residents as possible to get an overview of their perspective of the program, as well as to determine if the prospective candidate can work with the residents and be comfortable with the philosophy of the program.  The orthopedic residency is a demanding residency, which requires intensive teamwork with the other residents.

Following the interview, committee members will fill out an evaluation form with their individual recommendations relative to the selection of the candidate.  The committee will then submit their recommendations to the program director and final selection will be by the program director in conjunction with the committee.  It is our goal to provide early feedback to the prospective candidate relative to the status of their application to our program.  This is dependent on the timing of and the number of candidates' applying/interviewing for the program.  It is our intent to notify prospective candidates of their status, in accordance with the AOA guidelines for the Match process.  It is anticipated that there will be three (3) to four (4) positions funded for each year.

Selection is not based on race, ethnicity, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sexual orientation, or physical disability.