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

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  1. snaggletooth

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    Hi,
    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 AOA........is there anything I can do to make an ortho match possible?
     
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  3. Voxel

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    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

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    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

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    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Go to Orthogate.com and check out the info...I think you will be surprised. Note: they are in the process of changing over to this new service...so 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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