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Orthopedic Surgery Schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ERob, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. ERob

    ERob Member

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    I'm pretty sure that my future interest following medical school is in orthopedic surgery. Obviously, that can change quickly in medical school. However, I'm trying to decide what schools to apply to in '03, and was wondering if anyone knew of schools that might be better than others in the field of orthopedic surgery? Any help will be appreciated.
     
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  3. inanna

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    I was surprised to learn that Georgetown is really strong in this area. The average school has 3-4 residents each year match to ortho, but last year GTown had 18!!! I think there are only 70-80 ortho residencies, so, effectively, they contribute ~20%. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    They attribute their success to an excellent and very enthusiastic prof/dept who rallies students interested in this specialty and (this helps) has a lot of connections to ortho residencies. I've been accepted there and am seriously considering taking advantage of their strength in this area.
     
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    WashU had a lot of people match in ortho last year
     
  5. zancudo

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    They said that stat when I was at Gtown as well...I think it is TOTALLY bogus. There are far more than 70-80 spots for ortho. Perahps there are 70-80 programs, with 5-6 spots each, but there is NO WAY Gtown grads comprise 20% of entering orthopedic surgeons.

    Cornell is also strong in ortho because of HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) which is at Well-NYP Hospital. Hope that helps!
     
  6. Drako

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    Good question! I am in the same boat as Erob. Anyone knows if U. Pitt is a good school for someone who wants to study ortho. surgery? I know that Pitt ranks around 13th in the nation for Orthopaedic Surgery, hospital wise that is.
     
  7. Whisker Barrel Cortex

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    There are approximately 570 allopathic ortho spots open every year, so if that data is given by G'Town people they are full of it. Our school (MCW) had nine going into ortho this year and they are all at some great programs ( <a href="http://www.mcwmd.com/2004/other/MCW2002Match.htm" target="_blank">MCW Match list</a> ). Although I can't answer which schools are best, I can say that it will be possible to get into a great ortho residency from any school. Having connections obviously helps, but isn't everything.
     
  8. oldman

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    if you wanna know how many spots there are for residencies, go get "iserson's guide to getting a residency" it lists residency slots for everything.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by zancudo:
    <strong>They said that stat when I was at Gtown as well...I think it is TOTALLY bogus. There are far more than 70-80 spots for ortho. Perahps there are 70-80 programs, with 5-6 spots each, but there is NO WAY Gtown grads comprise 20% of entering orthopedic surgeons.

    Cornell is also strong in ortho because of HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) which is at Well-NYP Hospital. Hope that helps!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  9. SolidGold

    SolidGold Florida winters are the best!

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    Though I can't point you to any proof, I was able to see the new match list for Temple at a recent interview and their were 16 matches for Orthopedics! Pretty impressive in my book.
     
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    What's the total length of an Ortho residency?
     
  11. Drako

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    I believe the length of an Orthopaedic Surgery residency is 5 years + 2 years of sub-speciality. Seven years!! woot!
     
  12. Whisker Barrel Cortex

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    Orthopedic surgery is 5 years. You don't have to do a fellowship. Available fellowships include Musculoskeletal Oncology, Sports Medicine, Pediatric ortho, orhto trauma, spine surgery, hand surgery, and foot and ankle surgery. Most of these are 1 year long.
     
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    pritzker sent 9 into ortho last year, including 2 to HSS!
     

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