Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  246 Step 1 Mean  247 238
    Step 2 Mean  257 Step 2 Mean  253 245
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 7 9 13 20
    % of Class 3.6 2.7 3.5 4.3
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 13 11 12.3 13.6
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 12 10.8 11.9 13.1
    Mean # of research experiences 3.8 3.4 4.1 4.6
    Mean # of volunteer experiences 5.7 5.8 6.8 7.8
    Mean Step 1 Score 246 243 248 251
    Mean Step 2 Score 247.3 250.5 255.2 257.9

    Charting Outcomes of the Match  | (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2019 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1

    175 755 2 830 1037 91.80% 99.60%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    Program Dependent

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes.

    Away rotations should be done at institutions where you really want to match and have a competitive chance of matching. 

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Banner Good Samaritan
    • Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas (2)
    • Dell Medical School at University of Texas Austin
    • Detroit Medical Center
    • Loma Linda University
    • Mayo Clinic
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Michigan State University
    • NYU
    • Ohio State
    • Penn State
    • Rush Medical College
    • Seattle
    • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    • University of Arizona-Phoenix
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, LA David Geffen SOM
    • University of California, LA-Harbor
    • University of Colorado
    • University of New Mexico School of Med
    • University of South Carolina SOM
    • University of Texas-Houston
    • University of Texas-San Antonio
    • University of Utah
    • UPMC Hamot - PA
    • VA Commonwealth
  • Application Strategies

    Research

    • Research is highly desirable.
    • According to the NRMP successful applicants had an average of 2.7 research experiences and 4.6 abstracts/presentations.
    • Be prepared to talk about your research during an interview.                                        

    Personal Statement            

    • Experiences that have informed your decision
    • Personality characteristics that will allow you to be a successful resident
    • Be normal, honest and direct

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Standardized Letter of Recommendation (SLOR):
    • There is no need to provide an additional Letter of Recommendation.  Letter writers are more than welcome to provide comments in the comment box on the actual form if they chose to.
    • The SLOR is also intended to replace any secondary letters of recommendation that previously were in existence.
    • The SLOR uses percentiles from a lowest 0 percentile to a highest 100 percentile much like the percentile terminology of all of the standardized examinations                                      

    Application Timing

    • Programs begin reviewing applicants October 1st
    • Programs begin offering Interviews in November                                              

    Interviews

    • Program interviews are from November-January
  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2019

    • U Kansas SOM-Kansas City

    2018

    • U Nevada Las Vegas SOM
    • U Arizona COM at Tucson
    • U Nevada Las Vegas SOM (Prelim)

    2017

    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hosp-LV
    • University of New Mexico SOM
    • Loma Linda University-CA

    2016

    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hosp-LV
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hosp-LV

    2015

    • Baylor University - Dallas Texas
    • Loma Linda University
    • Methodist Hospital-Houston TX                              

    2013

    • Loma Linda University
    • UCLA Medical Center-Harbor
    • Mayo Clinic - MN
    • Loma Linda University

    2012

    • University of Virginia-Charlottesville

    2011

    • University of Utah
    • Hershey Medical Center - PA
    • Mayo Clinic - MN