1. bikeforlife

    Orthopedic Surgery from IM

    I have an unusual scenario and would love some advice. I applied ortho but didn’t match so I SOAPed into IM categorical and just started my PGY-1 year. I chose IM during the SOAP vs a surgical prelim or gen surg because I didn’t think that a prelim would increase my ortho odds given my scores...
  2. 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...
  3. D

    Surgery residency, alt specialties

    Hi all, I’m a 4th year student applying for internships. Im interested in surgery, neurology, and comp med/lab animal. I keep being drawn to surgery as a specialty as it would offer the most opportunity (and I enjoy surgery) - I would be able to do neurologic surgeries in addition to other...
  4. S

    What is the most research you have heard of for an ortho residency applicant?

    Have you ever heard of someone applying with 30+ publications? Actual papers on pubmed, not just ERAS criteria. Wondering what some people are doing and what the top student apps look like. I currently have 10 as an MS2 and the opportunity to keep trucking along, wondering if it is worth it to...
  5. T

    UK Ortho to US Ortho advice: General Surgery Pre-lim Year?

    Hello Everyone! This is my first post on here and I'm wondering if anyone out there can proffer some advice on which avenue to take. To give you some background; I'm a UK graduate currently in the process of sitting the USMLEs. I'm currently booked in for Step 1 in early August and am planning...
  6. P

    Advice for a DO interested in Ortho

    I'm currently an OMSIII graduating in 2019 who is interested in Ortho. I'm kinda confused about the merger and after searching these forms I figured I would just post my situation. I believe that I am a fairly competitive student. I am in the top 15% of the class, been part of clubs, received...
  7. 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...
  8. O

    Larkin Orthopedics

    Hello everyone, I am an Ortho intern here at Larkin and wanted to fill everyone in on the status of our program. Over the last few weeks we and a few other institutions have been working with ERAS to fix a glitch in their system that was preventing our program from appearing correctly. Their...
  9. S

    Orthopedic Surgery & women

    I am very much interested in becoming a surgeon of some sort. I am fascinated with orthopedics, organs transplants, and sports medicine. That being said, I am a female, and am always told it's "much different" for women- most don't make it, it's too hard, etc. I understand that women want to...
  10. 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...
  11. B

    Sports medicine vs Orthopedic Surgeon

    So I have been interested in the two fields ever since I started playing sports. Well, more specifically when I tore my ACL and basically everything in my shoulder. I love looking at the MRIs trying to figure out what is wrong and reading up on different cases. The only thing that deters me is...
  12. G

    Matching into Orthopedics- What are my chances? Research Issues

    Im posting this for a friend who does not have a SDN account. Currently friend is about to start fourth year of medical school. -He has a Step 1 score of the mid-240s. -Grades with high passes in everything and honors in OBGYN, pediatrics, and psych. -My friend is worried about a lack of...
  13. Dihydrotestosterone

    Med > ortho or Dent > OMFS?

    Hi I want to apply for medical/dental school*, and I need some advice**. I know I really want to specialize in surgical specialties *** , I did some research on different medical and dental specialties, read many topics here, watched some of the procedures on youtube etc, and I came up with two...
  14. Y

    How to add a research project to my CV

    Hi! New to this website. So I am an MS1 trying to prepare a good CV early on (I am interested in orthopedics). I am currently working with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon on a research project. The final work (abstract and, when published, the article) have me as a co-author. The project will be...
  15. Magneto1

    Applying to a Backup Specialty when Applying to Derm, other competitive specialties

    I thought I'd start this as it seems to be a common inquiry as well as personally for me. Is there any good way to gauge if applying to a backup specialty is necessary/worth the time when applying to more competitive specialties such as Dermatology, Orthopedics, etc.? Specifically, this question...
  16. M

    HPSP & Orthopaedics

    Thanks for the view! I have a very strong personal conviction for orthopaedic surgery, and I don't much see that changing as I progress through my medical education, but I remain open-minded that it might. In any case, my question is in regards to the match rate for DO students who wish to...
  17. J

    MS3/MS4 Expectations for Ortho Rotations

    Looking specifically for input from Ortho residents. Scores are competitive (COMLEX 758/ USMLE 268) and I want to be as helpful a team member my 3rd/4th year as I can (third year elective is scheduled at a hospital I am interested in for residency). I'd appreciate input on expectations for me...
  18. T

    Courses and online references help for students!

    I am looking for suggestions on courses students can take live or online that people have found helpful in preparing them for the orthopedic setting. A little back ground. I am a second year DPT student on my first clinical for inpatient/ acute (half and half). I will be doing my other two...
  19. S

    UCLA vs U Michigan

    any advice? Looking for a pro-con list other than location/weather and hoping to go into orthopedic surgery. Anyone know if either school has any big name orthopedics?
  20. M

    Medical School v.s. Physical Therapy School

    Hello all, I have recently completed my bachelor's degree at Stockton University. My goal throughout my time as an undergraduate was to become a Physical Therapist. With a 3.65 (*two withdrawls* from NON science courses) and as President of the Physical Therapy undergraduate club I was accepted...
  21. medhopeful131

    HSS Summer Research Fellowship

    Anyone else apply to the HSS Summer Research Fellowship? Could any past participants shed some light on when applicants start hearing back? The website mentions a "hear by" date, but I'm curious if some people start to hear earlier.
  22. M

    Technology Reusable medical instruments that need to stay sharp?

    I am unfamiliar with surgical procedures, and was hoping someone who is familiar with them could give me examples of medical instruments that are reusable and benefit from a maintaining sharp edge and resistance to corrosion. Thanks!
  23. J

    DO Ortho Interview Tips 2015

    Anybody care to share resources or materials to help prepare for interviews? Other than the typical questions about yourself or your CV. Thanks
  24. Cheyenne2313

    Interested in Orthopedic Hand Surgery: Will I be selling my life force/ soul to make this happen?

    I am currently a graduate student in occupational therapy, wrapping up my "book based" learning in preparation to go out on clinical fieldwork rotations. I am very interested in hand and upper extremity therapy, and this has translated into a very strong medical interest. I have done some...