Of the many careers in medicine to choose from, none offers greater possibility than orthopaedics.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis.
Learn more about orthopaedics and why it may be the right specialty for you.
Roadmap to Orthopaedic Residency
This guide provides medical students who are interested in orthopaedics with resources to help them stay on track and successfully match into an orthopaedic residency program.
Find information and resources about the specialty of orthopaedics -- plus interesting ways that you can become involved.
Additional Resources for Medical Students
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