How I Matched Into Orthopedics as an IMG with Dr. Abdulai Bangura, PGY 1 at Missouri

Season #2 Episode #4

🦴 Dr. Abdulai Bangura
Welcome to episode 4 of season 2 of The Ortho Plug podcast. The show where we learn from some of the most inspiring orthopedic surgeons in the country who either come from underrepresented backgrounds or are actively supporting those that do.

This is a fantastic episode where speak with Dr. Abdulai Bangura, who at the time of our conversation, had just graduated medical school and was preparing to start residency. He is now an intern at the University of Missouri and he describes what led him to pursue experiences in nearly every aspect of healthcare, the extracurriculars that are essential for success, and the strategies he used to match into orthopedic surgery as an IMG.

🎙️ About the show
The Ortho Plug is the podcast that delves into the minds of some of the most inspiring orthopedic surgeons in the country. They share their story to orthopedics and the strategies they used (or wished they used) to get to where they are now. But what makes this show so special is that each guest either comes from an underrepresented background, or are actively supporting those that do! Few things are more inspiring than hearing the stories from amazing orthopedic surgeons who you resonate with. It will continue to be this show's goal to share as many stories as possible with the hope that you find confidence and empowerment in your own.

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