Applicant Resources


Thank you for your interest in the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship Match! Use the resources below to assist you in the Match process. More information is available through SF Match Residency and Fellowship Services (SF Match), the administrator of the Match.


The 2021 Fellowship Match for 2022-23 positions has concluded. Congratulations to the all who matched! A list of unmatched positions is available on SF Match; please contact the program directly to apply.


Match Application Process

1. View the Program List to determine the programs that interest you.

2. Register and apply for the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Match on the SF Match website

3. Complete the centralized application, which includes the following components:

  • CAS Application Form (including a personal statement)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • USMLE Step 1/COMLEX 1 or equivalent

  • "Letter of Good Standing" (i.e., Status Report Form) from your residency director

  • Three letters of reference

4. Select your Distribution List (the programs you want to receive your application).*

5. Review the Code of Conduct (page 1 for Programs; page 2 for Applicants)

* The SF Match registration fee is $100. Additional fees will be charged based on the number of programs selected for distribution of your application. Applications sent directly to fellowship programs will not be accepted.


Additional Resources

Guide to Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowships
AAOS Webinar: Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match
Advice from Previous Applicants (2019)
Advice from Previous Applicants (2018)

Research and Observational Positions Outside the Match

Strictly research and/or observational fellowships and clinical fellowships of less than six months in duration are outside of the match and may be arranged at any time directly with a fellowship program. The AOFAS is not involved in facilitating such fellowships.