Career Services

Orthopedic Surgery

CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Advisor:

 

Preferred Contact Information:

Student Interest Group webpage:

 

Advisor:

 

 

 

National Organizations:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Minimal Training Durations:

5 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1 Year

 

Competitiveness: high

Median Salary:

Academic Salary:

$504,000

Clinical Salary:

$559,000

 

 

 

Specialty Overview: Orthopedic Surgery is the medical and surgical specialty that includes the study and prevention of musculoskeletal diseases, disorders and injuries and their treatment by medical, surgical and physical methods.

 

Subspecialties:

·         Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics       1 year

·         Hand Surgery & Upper Extremity            1 year

·         Joint Preservation           1 year

·         Orthopedic Sports Medicine        1 year

·         Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine  1 year

·         Orthopedic Trauma         1 year

·         Pediatric Orthopedics      1 year

 

 

 

Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

 

 

 

 

Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of 5 years of postgraduate education.  There were 156 orthopedic surgery residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 703 categorical positions.

 

For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency. The fellowships are over 1 years in length

 

Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 249

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 254

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 69.9

Number of Programs: 163

Number of Positions Available: 717

Total Number of Applicants: 1058

Total Number of Matched: 717

 

 

 

Critical References:

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Charting-Outcomes-US-Allopathic-Seniors-2016.pdf

 

http://www.doctorsintraining.com/blog/usmle-step-1-average-match-scores-by-specialty/

 

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Main-Match-Results-and-Data-2016.pdf

 

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