1. Dentistry.masterd

    Thinking about ortho

    Hi, I thought I’d post on here to get peoples feedback who don’t know me and can be brutally honest with me. I don’t really like working as a GP and much prefer working with kids. So I’ve considered peds and ortho but I think I’ll be most happy with ortho. I’m considering applying to ortho...
  2. F

    Is ortho dying?

    Hi. I am in dental school, and I have been eyeing ortho. My problem is that I recently shadowed an orthodontist in a suburban area, and he has less than 5 patients every couple of hours. I asked the assistant if it is always this dry, and she said yes. He also told me that he sold his practice...
  3. Murican76

    Aultman Hospital Orthopedic Surgery PGY-3 Opening for 22/23

    Aultman has just received ACGME accreditation. We now have one available PGY-3 positions in orthopedic residency program beginning July 1, 2022. This is a small community residency program located in Canton, OH and at a hospital with several other ACGME-accredited residency programs...
  4. MedIverson

    Ortho/Gen Surg - Focus on research vs. pre-clinical grades

    Current OMS-1 at a DO school. I have an opportunity with a resident to conduct lots of research and publish; however, my school has these preclinical grades: F, P, and top 10%. It's very difficult to get the top 10% (not guaranteed). I was wondering if I should focus more on getting several...
  5. O

    Path to Ortho as DO

    Hey everyone, Current OMS-2 at a large, older DO school. I'm interested in ortho and would love some insight on my path and anything I can change/improve to increase my chances. Class rank: 5/5 (highest) Organizations: ACOS, SAOAO, Tutoring, Mentoring orgs, and some volunteerism orgs...
  6. Bones & Muscles

    Canadian medical student interested in matching to US Ortho programs.

    Hey, I am a Canadian who is interested in matching to US orthopaedic surgery programs. 1- Are there certain programs that are Canadian friendly? (if so which ones) 2- Any other suggestions and insights would be much appreciated.
  7. H

    Air Force Air Force ortho specialty

    I’m new to this forum, I am applying to dental school next year, but I want to specialize in orthodontics. I really want to do orthodontics through the Air Force but reading some of these threads I’m just confusing myself more. Can anyone clarify the process of going through dental school, ortho...
  8. New_Vegas

    Question about externships for orthodontics

    Posted this and it got no bites on the other forum, so I figured I'd post here. All I could really find about this was old or incomplete information. So I figured I'd ask here. I have 3 questions. How important are externships for ortho applications? How long do orthodontic externships usually...
  9. New_Vegas

    Question about orthodontic externships

    So all I could really find about this was old or incomplete information. So I figured I'd ask here. I have 3 questions. How important are externships for ortho applications? How long do orthodontic externships usually last (1-2 days, or more?). How do you go about setting these up with...
  10. World's Tallest Doctor

    Free Ortho educational videos

    I am pleased to announce the launching of an online resource for medical students who are interested in Orthopedic Surgery. This resource will be geared towards 3rd and 4th year medical students hoping to pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery. So after the completion of our rotations and...
  11. kingarty24

    MD Step 1 241 - ortho possible? Need help planning years 3-4

    Hi all - I need some guidance. I got my my score report last week, 241. I’m pleased, definitely glad the weeks I spent punishing myself weren’t for nothing. To make a long story short - I’m interested in ortho but I’m not entirely sure how realistic this goal is with a score so far below the...
  12. D

    FMG applicant In Ortho (Yea Im one of those)

    Hey everyone, I know the general answer given to this question but I dont really know how it applies to myself I am thinking of applying for ortho as an FMG. I know the chances are low but I was just wondering what people thought of my application based below UK medical school graduate...
  13. D

    Loans for Ortho Residency

    Hi all. I am starting an ortho residency in a few months and trying to figure out how to pay for tuition for the residency. What have people used in the past and which of these would you suggest? I have started looking into the Wells Fargo Medcap Loan but curious if there are similar loans out...
  14. B

    UCSF vs Vanderbilt(scholarship)

    Hello everyone! I am having trouble deciding between these two great medical schools. I am really interested in Orthopedic surgery so whichever program gives me an advantage in matching is a plus. My scholarship at Vanderbilt is full tuition so that would save me a lot of debt! UCSF financial...
  15. O

    The reality of Ortho residencies?

    Could anyone give me some details on what their day to day is really like for an ortho residence (I know your experience is program specific, just want to get as many perspectives as possible)? What kind of cases do you see most often? What is the relationship like with your co-residents? What...
  16. L

    Couples Matching Surgical Subspecialties

    Hi everyone, Me and my SO are very interested in ortho and ENT respectively. Is it possible to couple match into two competitive specialties like this? Thanks for your time
  17. B

    Applying for away rotations- the nitty gritty

    So I'm in the process of choosing which programs I want to do my away rotations at (still deciding between ortho and ENT). Some programs I would like to go to have already began accepting applications through VSAS, while others won't begin accepting apps until March. My fear is that if I wait...
  18. T

    2019 Residents in the Los Angeles area

    Hey everyone! Just thought I'd start a thread for anyone moving to the Los Angeles for residency this summer as an opportunity to meet people before we all get there. Feel free to post to which program you will be attending below, when you start, and where you're from.
  19. london.smog

    MD & DO How to find Ortho Research?

    So I'm an M2 trying to find an opportunity to get in on an ortho research project in case I want to apply to ortho (not 100% set on it) or other competitive surgical programs. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a program to hop in on, but have had no luck yet. I've been taking other research...
  20. C

    Specializing as an international student trained in US dental school

    Hi, I am currently a D3 attending an accredited US dental school. As you may have assumed from the title, I am an international student who has no US citizenship nor a green card. I was wondering if anyone knows if I will have any limitations in applying to specialty programs. I am specifically...
  21. S

    Second author to an attending

    Ms2 shooting for ortho. I got a paper into a top ortho journal and was expecting to be first author as I wrote the whole thing and did all phone follow up and stats/data analysis. However my established attending took first author, he's very well known in the field. How will this be viewed? I'm...
  22. W

    USUHS vs Civilian rout to orthopaedic surgery

    Hey everyone, I am a premed student getting ready to apply for med schools next summer and am looking for opinions/advice on the idea of doing military medicine. I have always wanted to serve in the armed forces, specifically the Marines, however my primary passion is medicine. I am very...
  23. S

    Army HPSP, good or bad choice for surgical residency/training?

    I have received the Army HPSP scholarship, but just recently received a full tuition scholarship from my state school. It is an expensive state and I'll need to take out some loans for living expenses (20k or less a year), but now with the money incentive gone I am reevaluating if I should take...
  24. D

    MD second thoughts... Too competitive?

    I’ve always wanted to become a doctor, but the realization of how competitive things are worries me. I’m interested in both orthopedic surgery and anesthesia - two of the most competitive residencies to get into. I really can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I’ve shadowed a variety of...
  25. allojay

    Ortho Intern year Preparation

    Hi everyone, I recently matched into an Ortho program and was doing an extensive online search on how to prepare as an Ortho intern. Most of the posts were dated and I was hoping to get a more current idea of what I can do to prepare before intern year begins. So far, I've seen people say...
  26. zc9191

    Chances for Ortho as US IMG

    Looking for advice as to my chances of matching into an ortho residency. I'm a US IMG. My credentials are as follows: Step 1: 251 (Step 2 score is anticipated to be around the same if not more) Honors and High passes in all of my 3rd year clerkships 1 publication in Ophtho (I was considering...
  27. theNDhopeful44

    NYU Summer Orthopaedic Surgery Summer Program

    Hey guys, I just got accepted to be a part of the NYU ortho research/surgery program for this summer. Has anyone done this program and would be willing to share experiences, like research done and how program directors might view this experiences as opposed to just spending a summer in some...
  28. dimatteo.md

    Any HPSP Army-Surgeon (Ortho, or other) able to talk?

    I'm a HPSP applicant (waiting to hear back from boards whether I will be offered an acceptance). I have already been accepted to several private medical schools so saving money in addition to serving my country is rather appealing. Hesitant about HPSP only because of potential skill atrophy...
  29. OrbitalOverload

    Ortho Program Interview Data

  30. F

    Private practice vs hospital employed

    Hey all, Third year in med school hopefully entering the ortho field. My question is about private practice vs hospital employment. How exactly does that work? Is it still common for ortho docs to be in private practice (haven't found anything recently discussing this)? If possible, it would...
  31. D

    OMFS vs Ortho

    I am a third year DMD student. When I first came into dental school, I was really interested in OMFS, but then started to gear towards ortho. Mainly because of the patient population, cleaner oral cavity, easy lifestyle, fun treatment planning, and happy current orthodontists I talk to. But a...
  32. B

    Any good resources to learn ortho?

    Hey! I was wondering if anyone had good Ortho resources that they would be willing to suggest/share. Anything that would get me to understand the basic concepts for Ortho, including patient assessment, diagnosing, and treatment planning. Not the best taught course at my dental school...
  33. F

    MS3 Shift to Ortho - No mentors no research

  34. MedAvenger

    Ortho Scribe Looking for Info

    I'm a scribe in an orthopedic practice and work with a few different specialties, ranging from podiatry to spine surgery. My particular program is heavy on scribe responsibilities, relatively low on training. I've learned a ton by asking questions, but I'm trying to get up to speed ASAP. So, are...
  35. A

    UIC Orthodontics

    Hi! Any opinions on the UIC orthodontics residency program? Is it considered a strong clinical program?
  36. S

    Is it worth pursuing ortho? Especially if not in the stereotype? M1 advice

    I'm a current M1 at a top 20 US med school. I lucked out before med school and got to work under a well known ortho surgeon and so far 9 of my papers from the year have been accepted, and 13 are finished, submitted, and under review. Now, before even starting studying for step or even...
  37. CavsFan2016

    Pediatrics or Orthopaedic Surgery Research?

    So I'm an M1 and interested in both pediatrics and orthopaedic surgery. If I was given the opportunity to start pediatric research early on, should I do it? Or should I wait until an ortho research opportunity comes along? I understand that ortho's more competitive and it would be better to do...
  38. W


    SO. I'm taking the ADAT this week....Anyone care to to help me not freak out? I go back and forth between worrying about it, and thinking "Eh, it's just a small portion of the residency application anyway" What are your thoughts? Applying for ortho, ask me anything about me if you want to know.
  39. P

    Frustrated learning orthopedic fractures ED disposition

    Which fractures need ortho consult in the ED? Which ones can be discharged to see ortho later (referral)? I'm doing a "deep-dive" of this topic, since I feel that my residency program didn't really prepare us well for ortho fx topics. I thought this was pretty straightforward to learn, as I...
  40. anab21

    MD Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

    I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn...