Join the Future Leaders in Orthopaedics

How to Apply

The Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Residency is designed to provide a broad foundation in the subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. During the five years of the residency program, you will develop clinical and surgical skills by working closely with faculty members in providing patient care and conducting research. 

Program Overview

Learn more about the residency program from current residents and faculty members, and hear what it’s like living and working in Baltimore.

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How to Apply

Graduation from an accredited medical school is the first prerequisite for acceptance into the program. All applications are reviewed and interviews for prospective candidates are arranged on the basis of medical school record, research experience, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please prepare to submit the following: board scores, three recommendation letters from clinical faculty and a personal statement. Dean's letters and transcripts will be the only documentation accepted after the deadline. 

In-person interviews are required. Interview dates TBA. Applicants will be informed of the interview decision via ERAS email.

Congratulations to Our Newly Matched Residents

  • Amil Agarwal, George Washington University
  • Lahin Amlani, Johns Hopkins University
  • Shrey Aravindan, University of Colorado
  • Itai Bezherano, University of Buffalo

  • Kristen Manto, Pennsylvania State University
  • Daniel Shen, Columbia University
  • Henry Shu, Johns Hopkins University

Residency at a glance

  • 6

    Residents Accepted Each Year

  • 5

    Years in the Program

  • 6

    Participating Hospitals

Why Choose Johns Hopkins

Employee Benefits and Resources

Perks and Learning Opportunities

  • Work-life balance and team-building activities, including team events and family picnics
  • Access to all on-call meals, uniforms and laundering
  • Magnification loupes and custom lead operating gowns provided in the second year
  • Traveling overseas for outreach/mission trips
  • Position as a team doctor for Johns Hopkins athletes, including the nine-time NCAA champion lacrosse team and Navy football

Education and Funding

  • Books provided at the start of rotations
  • Paid subscriptions to academic journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Funding for chief residents to attend the AAOA Annual Meeting and a Board Review Course
  • Funding toward residents presenting their research at national and international meetings.

“Our mentoring philosophy is focused on nurturing orthopaedic talent, educating leaders and making sure that students are exposed to the building blocks that are going to make them excellent doctors.”

Dawn LaPorte, M.D., Residency Director — Read More


Life at Johns Hopkins

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Behind the Scenes

Get the inside look at the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus, as well as historic landmarks of Baltimore, in this video produced by one of our talented residents.

Tour the Johns Hopkins Baltimore Campuses

Take a virtual tour of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Johns Hopkins Residency: An Inside Perspective

Hear from four Johns Hopkins residents about their day-to-day experience at Johns Hopkins.

Contact Us

Dawn LaPorte, M.D.

Residency Director
[email protected]

Honor Sanderford

Medical Training Program Administrator
[email protected]

Medical students seeking information about orthopaedic clinical electives and rotations may contact [email protected] or call 410-955-3080.