Residency Application


Processed through ERAS – Visit ERAS

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is NOVEMBER 1st

The following information is required before an application is considered complete:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE step I score


Application/Requirements – VSAS

Applications Processed through VSAS

– Accepted/Processed May 1 of academic calendar year.

– Away rotations are encouraged but not necessary to match

– First-come, first-served basis (no maximum #)



  • Criminal Background Check
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Mask Fit Test
  • Proof of Step I Passing Score
  • Professional Liability Insurance


This four-week elective lets students experience the UTHSC-Campbell Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program.

The student will typically rotate through four different orthopaedic subspecialties. For the outpatient experience, the student is typically paired with a resident (PGY-2 to PGY-5) and an attending surgeon. For inpatient/trauma, students are encouraged to work with both trauma teams for a broad exposure. Students may request specific services/attendings on a first-come, first-served basis.


Rotations offered:

  • Tumor/Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Shoulder/Elbow
  • Total Joints
  • Hand
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Sports
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rotation Locations and Affiliated Institutions:

  • Regional One Health Trauma Center (Formerly known as the Regional Medical Center or “The Med”)
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Methodist University Hospital
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital and the Campbell Clinic Outpatient Offices and Campbell Clinic Surgery Centers.

Didactic proceedings are ample and include a weekly department conference as well as various subspecialty conferences.

Campbell Clinic Virtual Orthopaedic Surgery Away Rotation

This rotation was created due to the travel restrictions imposed on away rotations by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to provide 4th year medical students from schools outside of University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine with the opportunity to experience some of what the Campbell Clinic – UTHSC Department of Orthopedic Surgery has to offer. Virtual Rotators are given access to multiple Zoom-based educational meetings throughout the two-week block. They are able to view the same didactic materials that Campbell residents see on a weekly basis. And they are able to interact with multiple subspecialties, even gaining access to a greater breadth of the program than traditional away rotation students are able to see.

VOSAR students are able to participate in daily conferences. The core didactic curriculum for the orthopedic residency is presented on Monday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The curriculum covers all aspects of orthopaedic education from surgical skills to basic science, to practice management principles. Subspecialty conferences are also held weekly for students and residents on those rotations. Subspecialty conferences include case reports, surgical indications, subspecialty specific didactic presentations, morbidity and mortality reports, and morning reports.
VOSAR students must be aware that protected health information (PHI) may be presented during some of these conferences. VOSAR students must adhere to strict HIPPA confidentiality standards just as if they were rotating in person.

The calendar for the two-week block is provided below.


Orientation: 7:00 am to 7:30 am
Monday Night Meeting (MNM): 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Resident Social Interaction: At the conclusion of MNM


Foot and Ankle: 6:15 am to 7:00 am (1st week)
Shoulder and Sports: 6:30 am to 7:30 am (2nd week)


Pediatric Orthopaedics: 6:45 am to 7:30 am (1st week)
Hand Surgery: 6:30 am to 7:30 am (2nd week)


Spine: 6:30 am to 7:30 am (1st week)
Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty:
6:30 am to 7:15 am (2nd week)


Trauma Teaching Conference and Morning Report: 6:30 am to 7:30 am 

The following attending orthopaedic surgeons are VOSAR liaisons:

Course Director: Derek Kelly, MD

Adult Orthopaedic Trauma: Matt Rudloff, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedics: Derek Kelly, MD
Hand Surgery: Jake Weller, MD
Sports and Shoulder: Tyler Brolin, MD
Foot and Ankle: Clayton Bettin, MD
Total Joint Arthroplasty: Marcus Ford, MD

VOSAR students are encouraged to participate, ask questions, and interact with the faculty and residents. In some cases VOSAR students may be asked to prepare and give short presentations on orthopaedic topics of interest. The VOSAR will also provide students with the ability to interact socially with some of the residents on Monday nights, and with one of the attendings on some Friday mornings.

Students will be evaluated based on their knowledge and interest. The home medical schools for VOSAR students may offer credits for this virtual rotation if they so choose. VOSAR students will be asked to complete a course evaluation at the conclusion of the rotation.

VOSAR participation does not guarantee an interview for Orthopaedic Residency at the Campbell Clinic.

VOSAR Contact Information:

Felicia Davis:


Do we take call?
During the elective, students will have the opportunity to take call at the Regional One Health Trauma Center.

Scrubs permitted/provided at each hospital and worn for trauma rotation/call. Business professional attire and white coat are expected for clinic.

Varies per rotation and attending. Weekends are typically off (if not taking call) and provide an opportunity to experience Memphis and the surrounding areas.

Conference Attendence?
Visiting students are expected to attend Monday night meetings from 5:30-8:30 for didactic lectures and an opportunity to meet residents and faculty on other services.

Housing is not provided by the university but there are residents willing to sublet additional bedrooms. Questions should be directed to Kelly Sealey at

There are no required/expected formal presentations during the four-week rotation, but you may be asked to present an interesting case during subspecialty conferences.

Is an externship required in order to match at UT-Campbell Clinic?
No. Rotators and non-rotators alike are extended interviews. However, rotating provides a better opportunity for the residents to get to know you apart from a single interview day.