SURVEY ELIGIBILITY:  United States orthopaedic surgeons and surgeons-in-training. 

WHY WE ARE INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC: Orthopaedic surgeons have long been stereotyped as a homogeneous group of athletic, brash, physically fit individuals. This perception may have a negative influence on residency applicants who fall outside that stereotype, and some evidence of that exists in the literature. Because most orthopaedic applicants have a strong interest in the field prior to medical school, it is important to evaluate the accuracy of such stereotypes during the high school and undergraduate years.

PURPOSE: To assess involvement in activities and hobbies typically ascribed and not ascribed to orthopaedic surgeons in a broad cohort, and to question the veracity of the current stereotype.  In other words, does the stereotype match our reality?

QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDY?: Email the PI, Yelena Bogdan MD, FACS: bogdany@nychhc.org

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* 1. Training Level:

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* 2. If attending, how many years in practice?

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* 3. If attending, did you do a fellowship?

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* 4. If you did/are currently doing a fellowship, what subspecialty? (check all that apply if multiple fellowships)

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* 5. Age

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* 6. Gender

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* 7. What was your college major (or equivalent area of study)? (If double/multiple majors, or majors/minors, check all that apply)

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* 8. Did you participate in sports prior to medical school for more than 1 semester? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. If yes, what sport were you involved in? (If more than one choose all that apply)

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* 10. In high school, how many hours a week did you spend on physical fitness (gym or other exercise, including sports)?

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* 11. In college, how many hours a week did you spend on physical fitness (gym or other exercise, including sports)?

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* 12. In medical school, how many hours a week did you spend on physical fitness (gym or other exercise, including sports)?

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* 13. Were you in a college fraternity or sorority for more than one semester?

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* 14. Prior to medical school, did you have an orthopaedic condition (eg. Scoliosis) or injury that required orthopaedic care, which played a role in your decision to pursue orthopaedics?

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* 15. Did you grow up with a family member or close friend who was an orthopaedic surgeon?

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* 16. Prior to residency, did you spend dedicated time (2 hours a week or more) on any of the following hobbies? If yes, check all that apply.

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* 17. Did you participate in these hobbies consistently in: (check all that apply)

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* 18. Do you still participate in any of these hobbies now?

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* 19. Please indicate your agreement with the following statements:

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
I feel there is a certain stereotype ascribed to orthopaedic surgeons (athlete, “gym bro,” confident, jock, etc).
In high school and/or college, I feel like I fit that stereotype.
I fit that stereotype now.
In high school and/or college, I would have classified myself as nerdy/geeky.

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* 20. If you have any other comments, please let us know below.

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