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Away rotations for ortho med students

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
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Keith Baldwin, Zachary Weidner, Jaimo Ahn, Samir Mehta
Surveys have suggested one of the most important determinants of orthopaedic resident selection is completion of an orthopaedic clerkship at the program director's institution. The purpose of this study was to further elucidate the significance of visiting externships on the resident selection process. We retrospectively reviewed data for all medical students applying for orthopaedic surgery residency from six medical schools between 2006 and 2008, for a total of 143 applicants. Univariate and multivariate regression analyses were used to compare students who matched successfully versus those who did not in terms of number of away rotations, United States Medical Licensing Examination scores, class rank, and other objective factors...
December 2009: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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