Jaynie Xiaoping Criscione, BS

Jaynie Xiaoping Criscione, BS
Medical Student
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
Member Since: 2024

Why did you join AAOS?
I joined AAOS to become connected to the orthopaedic community on a national level, so I could meet other people who are equally passionate about global medicine and diversifying the future of orthopaedics.

What are you looking forward to most about AAOS?
The recent innovations in orthopaedics are fascinating, though I am most looking forward to meeting members at all stages of their careers, from my peers to seasoned attendings, while learning about each person's unique journey in orthopaedics.

What interested you about orthopaedics?
My initial interest in orthopaedics came from my athletic background in track, field hockey, and dance. With my undergrad degree in materials science and engineering, I love solving problems by understanding how structure dictates function. Orthopaedics provides the opportunity for a definitive solution to problems - a rarity in medicine. Plus, I can exercise my materials selection and development skills! As a medical student, I have a greater context of where I see myself as a provider. In fact, a resident at this past AAOS meeting mentioned that she has the opportunity to "make happy people happier," which seems like the best job in the world.

What is the best advice you were given? Who was it from?
"You can't PR every day" - A Friend

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Calling my grandma every other week!

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Lifting, going to the beach with my dog, attending music festivals, hosting potlucks

Tell us a fun fact about yourself not many people may know!
I spent the summer after M1 doing surgery research in Bangkok, Thailand at Ramathibodi Hospital of Mahidol University, where I wore a scrub gown instead of a shirt and pants for scrubs.