Haven't submitted the secondary yet since my background is also heavily orthopedic surgery. For what its worth, Winthrop does have a general surgery residency so I dont know how certain we can be that it'll be ortho just cause its at winthrop.I'm opting for the surgery residency since all of my clinical/research experience is in neurosurgery/orthorpedic spinal surgery. It seems that because the residency is through Winthrop it'll likely be orthopedic surgery. Also, most of the faculty seems to be in hip/knee specialties which I'm not too wild about tbh.
Did you try to incorporate primary care at all in your secondary?
But i mean if you've heard otherwise about whether or not they'll let us do ortho, that changes everything for me haha.
To your other point, hip/knee is awesome man haha