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#23 – Dr. Kristy Weber | On Courage and Difficult Conversations

Dr. Kristy Weber is the 87th president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  She specializes in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  In our discussion, we talk about a pretty wide variety of topics. We discuss leadership as a skill set...

The Art of Being Pimped

by David Johnson, DO and Jacob Triplet, DO Pimping in Orthopedic Surgery is a longstanding tradition. It’s a way for residents and attending surgeons to judge your knowledge, character and preparedness. The idea is simple, the student or resident is asked a series of...

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#20 – Ortho Mentor | On Positive and Negative Mentors

Drs. Tabs Aiyer, Matt Varacallo, and Jonathan Kaplan are a trio of orthopedic surgeons who have banded together to bring honest and direct mentoring to medical students through their platform, Ortho Mentor.  I am super excited to bring you all this episode because...

#21 – Dr. Jeffrey Cochran | On the Soft Skills of Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Cochran is program director of the Aultman Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in Canton, OH.  The Aultman program was formerly known as the Affinity Orthopaedic Surgery Residency but has changed affiliations.  Despite the changes in hospitals, Dr. Cochran is...

#20 – Ortho Mentor | On Positive and Negative Mentors

Drs. Tabs Aiyer, Matt Varacallo, and Jonathan Kaplan are a trio of orthopedic surgeons who have banded together to bring honest and direct mentoring to medical students through their platform, Ortho Mentor.  I am super excited to bring you all this episode because...

The Art of Being Pimped

by David Johnson, DO and Jacob Triplet, DO Pimping in Orthopedic Surgery is a longstanding tradition. It’s a way for residents and attending surgeons to judge your knowledge, character and preparedness. The idea is simple, the student or resident is asked a series of...

Episode 16 – Dr. Roy Meals | On the Art of Teaching

Dr. Roy Meals has long been influential in orthopedic world.  Amongst many other acclaims, he is past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has left his imprint on academic literature.  He has also recently ventured into blogging...

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Episode 5 Ayesha Yahya | Research as a medical student

In Episode 5, I talk to Ayesha Yahya, who will be an intern at WellSpan York Hospital this year.  She has had an unconventional road to orthopedics.  Ayesha started her career as a researcher and got into medicine unsure of what specialty she would pursue.  Recently,...

Interview with a Research Fellow turned Resident

Words of advice from a research fellow turned orthopedic resident. How a research fellowship can be an alternative pathway for orthopedic hopefuls who don’t match straight out of medical school.

Orthopedic Research Fellowship

A one to two year orthopedic research fellowship is an alternative pathway for pursuing orthopedic surgery for those interested in academic medicine or who don’t match directly into an orthopedic surgery residency.

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#26 – Dr. Jason Weisstein | On the McDonaldization of Medicine

Dr. Jason Weisstein is an orthopedic surgeon who is currently practicing in Colorado.  He has worn many hats as an academic surgeon, a physician consultant for Modernizing Medicine, and a private practice physician.  In this episode, we discuss the controversial 80...

#22 – Dr. Lee Vander Lugt | On the Single Accreditation System

Dr. Lee Vander Lugt is the executive director of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.  In this episode, our topic is the Single Accreditation System unifying postgraduate medical education by 2020.  We discuss the history behind the agreement, the current...

#21 – Dr. Jeffrey Cochran | On the Soft Skills of Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Cochran is program director of the Aultman Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in Canton, OH.  The Aultman program was formerly known as the Affinity Orthopaedic Surgery Residency but has changed affiliations.  Despite the changes in hospitals, Dr. Cochran is...

#23 – Dr. Kristy Weber | On Courage and Difficult Conversations

Dr. Kristy Weber is the 87th president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  She specializes in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  In our discussion, we talk about a pretty wide variety of topics. We discuss leadership as a skill set...

#20 – Ortho Mentor | On Positive and Negative Mentors

Drs. Tabs Aiyer, Matt Varacallo, and Jonathan Kaplan are a trio of orthopedic surgeons who have banded together to bring honest and direct mentoring to medical students through their platform, Ortho Mentor.  I am super excited to bring you all this episode because...

The Art of Being Pimped

by David Johnson, DO and Jacob Triplet, DO Pimping in Orthopedic Surgery is a longstanding tradition. It’s a way for residents and attending surgeons to judge your knowledge, character and preparedness. The idea is simple, the student or resident is asked a series of...

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