It's not IMpossible, more like improbable...frankly you are not likely to get a response from those that matched ortho here...in my class 3 matched and of them 2 are my friends and I know they don't post here.
You will need outstanding board scores ...aim for 260+ and you should have a 4.0 ...
Try to do your cores, esp surgery where there is an ortho program, not because they will give you a spot, but because you can start networking with people who will give you a chance to do research and will give you some guidance ...then do away rotations early in your 4 th yr...this you should try to do where they do take FMGs...do more than one...lsu is one that I know has a record of taking FMGs.
Also you can transfer to a US school...but again you need outstanding score to do this, though you may be more competitive if you have completed 3rd yr and repeat the yr on transfer. Have a friend who did just that for ortho( though eended up loving rad onc and ended up matching that instead).
Be also prepared to sit out a yr to do ortho research and then Getting something that way.
Last edited by rokshana; 06-15-2012 at 06:19 PM.
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