how many away rotations?


10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Mar 24, 2005
I'm trying to figure out how many away rotations I will do next year. I will rotate at my home institution and at least one away, but if I do a second ortho away my school takes away our 4 weeks of vacation that we are supposed to use for step 2 and for interviewing. Also trying to get back west (OR,WA,CA,CO,AZ,UT,NM) from a school in the NE and I am probably an average ortho applicant, decent boards and grades with some research experience. So how important is doing a second away?


Full Member
10+ Year Member
Feb 13, 2007
St. Louis, MO
  1. Attending Physician
i am not sure what you situation is ... you really have to asses yourself as an applicant ... if you are trying to go back west, i would choose one area .... an rotate at a program you feel your are a good applicant for ...

for us, we are more likely to rank you high if we know you .... that being said, if you have a bad rotation, forget about it ...

so, rotate else where and rock it
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.