No "Speciality" Home Program

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Apr 13, 2023
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Hey folks !! So the school I got admitted to (still on 4 other waitlists) does not have a "home" program for the speciality I think I want to pursue (aka Ortho). I know this will make things harder for finding a good mentor and early research opportunities. I am already planning on taking a research year between M3 and M4. Anyone willing to share any other tips from their own experience. Thanks !!

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It just becomes much more difficult. Aim for AOA. Find other research if there isn’t ortho research at the school. Then keep in mind that even with a research year and all the aforementioned things, you may have to also apply to a backup specialty. My low tier school this match had a few AOA members not match their surgical subspecialty of choice