Information for Residency Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program! Our program participates exclusively in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) as well as the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

The following is required for your application to be considered complete and forwarded for review by the Residency Selection Committee:

  • Completed/Submitted ERAS Application
  • USMLE Step 1 Score (USMLE Step 2 Scores are not recquired but are preferable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Minimum Three Letters of Recommendation
  • ECFMG Certification (if applicable)

Prospective applicants are also kindly asked to fill this survey entirely and email it to the Department's Residency Coordinator, Nina Jalowayski, ( Your feedback will help us improve the Department's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program for current and prospective SUNY Downstate residents.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 1st. We typically select applicants for interviews in the fall and invite applicants for a formal interview before or following the New Year. Our interview day consists of an informal social night the day before the interview followed by formal interviews the following morning. Prospective applicants will be given a tour of the hospital, our research facilities, and will have an opportunity to meet with and ask current residents questions about the program.

If you have any questions regarding your application or our program do not hesistate to contact the residency program coordinator, Ms. Nina Jalowayski at (718) 613-8652 or email at