The Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)
The Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) at Duke University School of Medicine is a student-run group that aims to help medical students explore and understand the field of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine with:
- lectures led by faculty members and hands-on workshops (i.e. splinting and casting, ORIF and nailing techniques)
- clinical or basic science research opportunities
- and faculty and resident mentorship
Additionally, OSIG provides information and guidance for applying to orthopaedic residencies during their fourth year of medical school. The group is strongly supported by the Duke’s Orthopaedic department and works closely with Dr. Elizabeth Hubbard, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, and Dr. Benjamin Alman, the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery.
This group is suitable for all students interested in musculoskeletal conditions and helping them decide if orthopaedic surgery and its lifestyle is a field that they would like to pursue in their future careers.