Kate Harrison, MD

Kate Harrison, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident PGY5
Atlanta Medical Center
Atlanta, GA
Member Since: 2020

How has the AAOS helped you during residency?
AAOS has provided multiple helpful study resources to prepare for standardized exams and focused learning in each individual subspecialty of orthopedics.  I hope to attend the annual AAOS Annual Meeting during my chief year.  In addition, I enjoyed publishing a review article in the JAAOS last year.

As a Resident Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
Our residents have used the ResStudy question bank over the years and more recently, the ROCK has been a valuable study resource.  We also assign questions from recent OITEs to each resident to write answer explanations and provide literature to make our own study guide, and we go through the entire exam together at the end.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
When I was a PGY2, my chief told me, "Practice your head game. Your hands can physically do what you need them to."

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I love educational podcasts when I'm at the gym or stuck in Atlanta traffic (which is every day).

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Getting better sleep. I'm an early riser.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Long-distance running, playing the piano, cooking, hiking, and being on the water.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I have a strong background in philanthropic fundraising for cancer patients and plan to integrate it into my career in orthopaedic oncology.