Kevin Wang, MD

Kevin Wang, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, PGY-2
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Boston, MA

How has the AAOS helped you during residency?
The AAOS has helped me in several ways during residency. I have attended a few of the annual meetings, which are always great opportunities to connect with friends and existing mentors as well as meet new people in the field. Presenting research at the AAOS meetings has given me an opportunity to synthesize the work our team has done and convey our findings to the orthopaedic community. I have also benefitted greatly from the online educational resources offered through AAOS, including the JAAOS “Current Concept Review” articles and the AAOS Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Program, both of which have been immensely helpful in improving my knowledge base as a junior resident.

As a Resident Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
The AAOS resources I currently use the most are the JAAOS “Current Concept Review” articles and the AAOS Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Program. When I see a new consult or do a new case, I try to read about it through these resources. As a junior resident, I think that both resources have the appropriate level of knowledge for my level of training. I am able to get a comprehensive understanding of what I need to know without getting lost in the details. Both resources always have excellent and contemporary references for when I want more detailed primary literature to develop a more nuanced understanding of certain topics.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from? 
My mom used to always tell me to finish any task that I started. She would say that regardless of what I wanted to do in life, she just wanted me to do it from start to finish.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
My two productivity tricks are, 1) writing down all the tasks I need to do while on call and finishing them one by one instead of trying to do a bunch of things at one time, and 2) seeing who I have with me to help (other residents, medical students, etc) and delegating tasks appropriately.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Setting aside 10-15 minutes each day to teach a medical student on service or a resident more junior than me something that is relevant from the day.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Watching the NBA, playing basketball, trying out new Boston eateries with my fiancée, and traveling around New England on weekends off.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I mined Bitcoin in college.