The first two years of medical school introduced me to countless specialties that I could imagine myself entering into.I had a taste of several specialties through volunteering, work, and research, but I needed more “hands on” experience.
Standing on a swollen leg all day and icing it all night proved taxing and made me question my love for the OR.
I enjoyed clinic during most of my rotations, but it also proved taxing without the variety of procedures.
I met her one of my first days in Pediatric Orthopaedic clinic.
Less than two months after surgery, this 10-year old girl was given an entirely new life. Orthopaedics was the specialty I had been looking for.
A typical interview would include: The Department of Surgery accepts visiting residents on a case-by-case basis and upon agreement by the sponsoring OHSU faculty member.
The resident must currently be in good standing in an ACGME-accredited residency program to be eligible.
I always hoped that I would be excited to go to work and that I would find people as passionate about their jobs as I was.
I have yet to meet an Orthopaedic Surgeon who didn't have a smile while telling me about their job.
My first day of 4th year in Pediatric Orthopaedics, I felt this was what I had been looking for.
First of all, I could empathize with many of the patients in clinic having broken multiple bones myself: everything from a both bone forearm fracture skiing, to my nose in basketball practice, to a partial achilles tendon tear and then my ACL playing football, not to mention all the hand, finger, and toe fractures.