SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Does anyone who didnt match for ortho their first time around but did at a later attempt have any suggestions for those of us that have found ourselves matchless and clueless about GPRs? These may seem like silly question but.... Should letters of rec that are specifically directed towards ortho and mention your interest and qualifications for an ortho residency be rewritten by faculty? Should letters of rec be from clinical faculty rather than ones you may have used from faculty that discussed your research and volunteer experiences? What should your essay say? Should it exclude the fact that you are interested in ortho or applied at all? If you missed PASS and program deadlines cause you were waiting for the ortho match results can you still apply to GPRs, does calling them do anything? Do certain GPRs have program directors that will be supportive in your attempts to get into ortho while you are just starting their program? Should you contact places you interviewed at to find out why you didn't get in (especially the ones that gave you good vibes)? Are some GPRs more prestigious than others? THANKS!!!!!!