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Grades in required or core clerkships are very important to neurosurgery residency programs.


In a NRMP survey of neurosurgery residency programs, 79% cited "grades in required clerkships" as a factor in selecting applicants to interview. In another study examining performance of orthopedic surgery residents, performance in medical school clinical clerkships was most predictive of overall performance. 

Our book, Success on the Wards, is a powerful resource to help you excel in core clerkships. It has also been widely used by international medical graduates seeking to perform at a high level during U.S. clinical rotations. Securing an orthopedic surgery rotation can be challenging for international medical graduates. We have created a database of clinical opportunities in orthopedic surgery to help direct your search (see below).


Resources to Help You Succeed in your Clerkships

  1. Delivering Powerful Oral Case Presentations 

  2. Clerkship Advice for Students 

  3. Success on the Wards 

  4. Observerships and Externships for International Medical Graduates   Read more >>

  5. IMG Rotation Opportunities Created by Dr. Samir Desai  Read more >>

We now offer orthopedic surgery observerships and externships at our new website, MD2B Connect


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