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Interested in Ortho......a little late

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by snaggletooth, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. snaggletooth

    snaggletooth Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    I'm finishing up my second year and have recently become interested in Ortho. Unfortunately I don't know if I'll make AOA (which I've heard is basically required for Ortho) with only 1.25 years left to pull myself up in the ranks at my school. Say I don't make there anything I can do to make an ortho match possible?
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  3. Voxel

    Voxel Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    you need high board scores, because ortho is notorious for using Step I score cut offs that are fairly high. I'd say this year's cut-offs were between 230-245, depending on the competitiveness of the program.
  4. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    I have heard from many ortho people that rotating at a program early in your forth year will increase your chances greatly. Many programs in ortho expect you to rotate there if you are applying there.
  5. carddr

    carddr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Go to and check out the info...I think you will be surprised. Note: they are in the process of changing over to this new if you can't pull it up just type in orthopedic forum and you will get the old sight,it's just as good, going back to 99 I believe, lots of great tips here. Dr. Scott Silverstein from the WVA program answers a lot of these type of questions and is very helpful.

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