The Transition: From Medical School to Residency

MS-2s and MS-3s who attend Texas medical schools are invited to participate. Space is limited.


Click here for an overview of the course, including registration.


Medical school students are invited to attend TOA’s general session on Friday, April 5 to learn more about the future of orthopaedics in Texas and to network with Texas orthopaedic surgeons.

In addition, medical school students are invited to attend TOA’s first-annual resident skills competition: Battle of the Bones.

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Omni PGA Frisco Resort | Wanamaker G

Topics Include:

The Holistic Application Review: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Signaling in the USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Era

Interview Dos and Don’ts: Virtual vs. In-Person

How to Honor Your Clinical Rotations

Letters of Recommendation: Myths That Medical School Students Believe vs. the Reality of What Program Directors Want

The Fine Line Between Self-Advocacy vs. the Nuisance

Program Director Round Table: Moderated by a Medical School Student

The Resident Perspective on a Med Student: Sub-I’s, Research, Communication & More

  • Understanding the structure of your away rotations (maximizing your 1 month interview) 
  • Expectations from residents when rotating: Do’s and Don’ts 
  • How best to communicate while rotating/ How to communicate with a resident when inquiring about a program
  • How to navigate research opportunities with residents 
  • A Resident’s involvement in the match selection process (LOR, influence, etc.)
  • How to transition from med student to resident/ General Q & A

Christian Allen – UIW

Chizitam Ibezim, MD

Anthony “AJ” Johnson, MD – Program Chair

Rajiv Rajani, MD

Drew Sanders, MD

Melvyn Harrington, MD

Christopher Perkins, MD

Ryan Rose, MD

J. Speight Grimes, MD

Dustin Lybeck, MD

John Hagedorn II, MD

Mark Rahm, MD


Click here to view registration, travel scholarships and other items for medical school students.

Click here for a complete overview of TOA’s 2024 Leadership Conference.