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Celebrating the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery match in 2023

Pictured are the six medical students who matched into the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's residency program in 2023.

Pictured are the six medical students who matched into the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's residency program in 2023.

Six medical students matched into the IU School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s residency program on Friday, March 17.

These students will join the department for training this summer. Pictured above (clockwise, from left), they are:


Nicholas Cantu, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta
Nicholas Lanzetta, Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Alexander Rodriguez, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Ruba Sokrab, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Rita Somogyi, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Michael Orcutt, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Indiana University School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training is a competitive five-year program that provides opportunities to experience extensive clinical practice and surgical advancement in adult and pediatric orthopaedics.

The residency training program offers two tracks of training: a five-year clinical track and a six-year research track.

The research track resident follows the same training as the five-year clinical track but spends one year after the PGY 2 year conducting research within the lab. The research track resident then resumes as a PGY 3 clinical trainee after the research year.

Orcutt will be on the department’s research track.

Department faculty are committed to helping each resident in orthopaedics to attain the maximum of their individual potential. In this program, both community practice and academic positions are available, allowing graduates to fully explore options for long-term career goals.

Residents are exposed to every orthopaedic subspecialty during their training.

They operate at various locations, including: the busiest Level 1 adult and children’s hospitals in the nation, a Level 1 county hospital, a VA hospital, and multiple private practice locations.

With great opportunity for early and frequent autonomy, a variety of case complexity and different practice types, IU School of Medicine equips residents with the knowledge and skill needed to succeed.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications ...