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
  • Deans 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 provides students that are interested in Orthopaedics an opportunity to experience a general overview of the UTHSC-Campbell Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program.

The student will typically rotate through four different orthopaedic subspecialities during each week of week externship. For the outpatient experience the student is typically paired with a resident (PGY-2-PGY-5) and an attending surgeon. For inpatient/trauma students are encouraged to work with both trauma teams for a broad exposure to Orthopaedic Trauma. Students can 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 Pediatric 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 Orthopedic 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 will be given access to multiple zoom-based educational meeting throughout the two week block. They will be able to view the same didactic materials that our residents see on a weekly basis. And, they will be able to interact with multiple subspecialties, even gaining access to a greater breadth of the program than traditional away rotation students would be able to see.

Campbell Clinic was started by Willis C. Campbell, MD in 1909 in Memphis, TN. Dr. Campbell organized the department of orthopedic surgery and established the residency soon after opening the clinic. He was the first president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Campbell Clinic has had six other AAOS presidents since then. Dr. Campbell also penned the first edition of Campbell’s Operative Orthopedic textbook, which will soon release its 14th edition in nearly a dozen languages for distribution around the world. Every word of the text is authored by Campbell Clinic physicians. Campbell Clinic is now a private orthopedic practice with over 40 providers and around 500 employees. The facilities include four clinics locations across the Memphis region, two orthopedic surgery centers, two imaging centers, and four physical therapy clinics. The Campbell Clinic partners with Methodist University Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Regional One Health, Baptist Medical Center of Collierville, Baptist Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Methodist Hospital of Germantown to provide clinical and surgical services for a wide variety of patients encompassing the full breadth and scope of the orthopedic discipline. In addition to being a large private practice, Campbell Clinic is also the department of Orthopedic Surgery for the UTHSC system. Through its academic efforts, Campbell Clinic trains forty orthopedic residents at a time, anywhere from five to ten fellows of various subspecialties within orthopedics; and it authors dozens of peer-reviewed publications annuals, along with dozens more book chapters.

VOSAR students will be 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 orthopedic 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.


ROH Trauma Morning Report: 6:30 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: 6:00 am to 7:00 am (1st week)
Shoulder and Sports: 6:30 am to 7:30 am (2nd week)


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


Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty: 6:30 am to 7:15 am


Staff Social Interaction: 7:00 am to 7:30 am (1st week)
ROH Trauma: 7:00 am to 7:30 am (2nd week)

The following attending orthopedic surgeons will serve as VOSAR liaisons:

Course Director: Derek Kelly, MD

Adult Orthopedic Trauma: Matt Rudloff, MD
Pediatric Orthopedics: 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 orthopedic 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 Orthopedic Residency at the Campbell Clinic.

VOSAR Contact Information:

Pat Goedecke:

Virtual Away Rotation


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 Renee Poe 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 both extended interviews however rotating provides a better opportunity for the residents to get to know you apart from a single interview day.