University of Hawaii Orthopaedic Residency Program

The Program offers 2 Categorical positions per year and has two entry tracks: the traditional 5-year Track and a 6-year Research-Track which includes a research year between PGY-1 and PGY-2. Acceptance into PGY-1 (as C-19) is made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted through ERAS exclusively.

The Application Process

The NRMP ERAS system for resident application processing is used exclusively to collect and review all medical student applications. Applications outside of ERAS are not reviewed (those received via e-mail, fax, snail-mail, etc.). The Program will not acknowledge or review materials sent by ERAS applicants outside the structure of the ERAS software application itself. The Program receives approximately 320 to 360 applications per year, for the two accredited positions. The Program Director reviews all applications, selects applicants and sends a list of between thirty-five and forty applications to the resident selection committee. Committee members are asked to rate these applicants based upon data acquired from ERAS. Selection committee data is collated and applicants are invited to participate in a one day interview process (in January). The interview process includes multiple short interview sessions with attending faculty and senior level residents and psychomotor skills exercises. Consideration is given to local applicants, and to students who have rotated on service (students that rotate on the service are usually interviewed during their actual clerkship/subinternship). See Medical Students.

The Program looks at the entire applicant and his/her ERAS application package - there is not one singular component that weighs heavier than others.

The NRMP Program Director Survey

Results of the 2014 NRMP Program Director Survey. This report presents the results of selected items from the 2014 NRMP Program Director Survey. Data are reported for 19 specialties, including orthopaedics and include: (1) factors used for granting interviews and ranking applicants; (2) use of USMLE exam scores; and (3) the percentage of interview slots filled prior to the October 1 release date of the MSPE.


In terms of diversity, the Program currently has two female residents and trainees of minority ethnic status. The residents in the program reflect the multicultural diversity of the Hawaiian community.

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Hawaii Residency Programs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, credit history and credit report, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws.

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