Andrew Tran

Andrew Tran

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

Undergrad: UCLA

Medical School: Georgetown University

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Sports and joints

Why did you chose Maryland? A great early operative experience combined with the most down to earth residents I had met on my away rotations led me to choosing Maryland for residency. The resources and educational opportunities devoted to residents here are unparalleled, and the attendings always make resident learning a priority.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Live concerts/music, vinyl collecting, photography, traveling, gaming

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: Bali, Indonesia

Advice to Applicants: Applying for residency can be a challenging time, but just remember to be yourself and work hard during sub-I season. Pick a place where you feel like you would be happy to spend the next 5 years!



Murty MunnMurty Munn

Hometown: Chalfont, PA

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Everything!

Why did you chose Maryland? I choose Maryland because I had an awesome away rotation where I saw high level trauma, Big Ten sports, and a surgery center hand practice with residents that operated and were fun to be around. My wife's sister lives in Baltimore so we were aware of what the city was like on a practical level and felt very comfortable moving here with our daughter.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Golf, sports, hiking, family, church

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: National Parks in Utah

Advice to Applicants: Being an applicant is a tough and uncertain spot. We all remember how it feels. Be prepared and hardworking during cases, outside of that be confident in yourself and have fun.



Matthew KolevarMatthew Kolevar

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Trauma, joints, sports, cartilage 3D printing

Why did you chose Maryland? I chose Maryland for the operative experience and great group of residents. I wanted a work-hard program that was balanced in all the sub-specialties and where the residents seemed happy.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Brewing beer, live music, skiing, golf, Michigan football

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: Zanzibar

Advice to Applicants: Pick a program where you feel comfortable with all the residents and attendings. Clinical training, research, location, and reputation are all important when choosing a program. Only you can decide what to prioritize. When it comes to making your rank list, go with your gut.



Ugo UdogwuUgo Udogwu

Hometown: New York

Undergraduate: Princeton University

Medical School: Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Undecided

Why did you chose Maryland? Maryland has excellent hands on experience with hybrid of team based services and apprenticeship learning which gives the residents the best of both worlds when it comes to education. Advanced practitioners help out a ton, allowing early operative experience.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Biking, hiking, visual arts, tennis, basketball, wine, being outside as much as possible

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: Thailand

Advice to Applicants: Be yourself and be honest.



Meghan HughesMeghan Hughes

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Medical School: University of Maryland

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Joints, F&A, Trauma

Why did you chose Maryland? As a med-student I really enjoyed working with the residents during events hosted by the Orthopaedic Interest Group and during my rotations. The early operative experience for junior residents is definitely one of the program's strengths that stood out to me. I also wanted the opportunity to work in a high volume trauma center, and you can't beat Shock Trauma!

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Madeira (island off of Portugal) and Lake Bled in Slovenia

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: Skopje, Macedonia

Advice to Applicants: Find a program whose residents work well together and support each other. You never know what life will throw at you during residency. Having the support of my co-residents has been invaluable!



Michael RoccaMichael Rocca

Hometown: Westwood, NJ

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: University of Maryland

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Sports, Trauma

Why did you chose Maryland? The orthopaedics residency at Maryland represents one of the most well rounded programs in the country. The program allows you to work and learn under well renowned faculty, while giving you an early operative experience where you understand the indications and implications of each case. Our group of residents are great to work with and spend time with. We have an extremely hardworking team environment whether it is in the hospital or on a kickball field.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Sports - both playing and watching sports (NY Giants, NY Yankees!), working out/weight lifting, pick-up basketball, traveling, spending free time with my amazing girlfriend, friends and family

Favorite place you've traveled during residency: Cabo

Advice to Applicants: Find the program that feels like the right fit for you.