Match, Electronic Application, and Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools
Hospital for Special Surgery participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Each year, HSS matches eight first-year residents (PGY-1s). The Hospital does not accept residents outside the "match" without prior approval from the ACGME. Hospital for Special Surgery will not send or accept applications through the mail. All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS begins transmitting application materials to participating residency programs on August 15th (date may vary depending on the year). Please contact the Dean's Office of your medical school for more information about applying to the HSS program via ERAS. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for information on how to apply to the HSS residency program via ERAS. Similarly, graduates of Canadian medical schools should contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) for information on how to apply to the HSS program electronically.
HSS application requirements include:
Hospital for Surgery does not require information beyond what can be transmitted through ERAS.
The deadline for submitting application material to Hospital for Special Surgery is November 1st.
Selection of Residents
Once all applications have been received, the Selection Committee will review your file. If a personal interview is desired, you will be notified by mail. Letters will be sent in December. The selection of residents from the pool of eligible applicants will be made on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communications skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. HSS does not have a minimum USMLE or other minimum score requirement.
Interviews are held in mid-January.
Residents are required to have taken Step III of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and to have submitted an application for a New York State License or Limited Permit* by the time they begin the second year of their residency (PGY-2). Information and an application for the New York State License can be found at the New York State Education Department Web Site.
All residents must maintain appropriate immigration status at all times. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for information on applying for J-1 visa sponsorship.
*Non-U.S. citizens ONLY may work with a Limited Permit to practice medicine in New York State. Information and an application for a Limited Permit can be found at the New York State Education Department Web Site.
For more information about the Orthopaedic Residency Program at Hospital for Special Surgery, please contact:
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021