What are some things you did to help with your application for ortho?
What are tips you have for ortho interviews?
Did you do any externships?
Did you take the GRE if so what resources did you find helpful?
Ty for taking your time to answer questions
1) I did a reasonable amount of research that luckily resulted in a first author publication. Other strengths of my application, imo, is a decent GRE score and a decent amount of teaching experience. I held a modest amount of board positions. Overall, I believe I had a well-rounded application but my strengths were research and teaching.
2) Ortho interviews are different for every school. My best tip for you is to contact upperclassmen who have interviewed at the programs you will be interviewing at, and asking for their experience. (DM me again when you get interviews and we can see if I interviewed at any of the programs you'll be visiting)
In general, be prepared to talk a lot. You'll be socializing almost the entire day, during resident social hours, tours, waiting around, and of course the interviews themselves. Formulate short and sweet answers to common questions like "Why ortho?" "Tell me about yourself." "Why should we choose you?"...etc.
3) I didn't do any externships, since I decided on ortho pretty late into the game (like late D3 year). Not sure if anyone at my school who applied ortho actually did any.
4) I took the GRE once, having studied for maybe 2-3 weeks with Macgoosh. Other resources I've heard people use include the manhattan 5lb book, but I think Macgoosh and youtube videos will suffice for the most part.
5) Happy to help