Medical Student Mentorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Aug 15;29(16):681-690. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-01274.


Mentorship is a key aspect of medical education, but the availability and quality of mentorship varies considerably between institutions. The lack of standardization results in information asymmetry and creates notable inequities. This disparity is particularly important for students interested in pursuing competitive specialties, such as orthopaedic surgery. The purpose of this study was to (1) demonstrate the importance of mentorship in orthopaedics, (2) provide a framework for orthopaedic surgeon mentors, and (3) guide medical students interested in activating and expanding their networks.

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice
  • Humans
  • Mentors
  • Orthopedic Procedures*
  • Orthopedics*
  • Students, Medical*