This week we're joined by Akhil Sharma. Akhil is a fourth year medical student currently applying to orthopedics. We discuss the challenges of applying during a pandemic, his decision to do a research year before applying, and tips for standing out on an ortho rotation!

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Research publications in orthopedic match

Kheir, Michael M. MD1; Tan, Timothy L. MD2; Rondon, Alexander J. MD, MBA2; Chen, Antonia F. MD, MBA, AOA3,a The Fate of Unmatched Orthopaedic Applicants, JBJS Open Access: April-June 2020 - Volume 5 - Issue 2 - p e20.00043 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.20.00043