Andrew S. Bi, MD - Member of the Month


Andrew S. Bi, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, PGY4
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY


How has the AAOS helped you during residency?
Although not directly due to the Academy, I still associate my orthopaedic career starting with AAOS; the first Academy I attended was as a medical student in Las Vegas 2019, and that's where I found out I matched into residency. I still remember all the 4th year medical students celebrating together that night. That Academy was also my first eye-opening experience to orthopaedics nationally, the scope of academic productivity, and a network that has continued to grow to this day. 

As a Resident Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
AAOS resources are a key part of my OITE and day-to-day preparation. AAOS webinars, the JAAOS Unplugged podcast, yellow journal review articles, AAOS Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) summaries, ResStudy practice questions, and Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) are all resources I utilize at least monthly. 

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best (or most impressionable) advice I was ever given was from my parents as a young kid - there were four of us including my sister in the Bi household and every day before we left for school they would say, "there are only 4 B's allowed in this house". 

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
My go-to productivity trick is Celsius and no Instagram. In all seriousness, it mostly involves staying organized with immediate, intermediate, and standing to-do lists. 

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Duolingo, 10 minutes a day for Spanish. Going off the prior question, the worst advice I ever received was to take French in high school. 

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I enjoy sketching and painting in my free time, that I've modified to medical illustrations during residency. I also need to stay active, whether skiing, a NYC rec basketball league with the residency team, or lifting weights in our hospital basement gym. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I tore my Achilles playing basketball the day before the San Diego 2021 Academy and got a free iWalk crutch at the exhibition hall.