I am currently a 2nd year Medical Student at the University of Maryland. I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to learn from Dr. Kennedy the summer after my first year of medical school. Under his guidance, and that of his top-notch international team, I was able to complete 3 projects in a single summer. My research was focused on using new techniques to best assess Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. I developed the invaluable skills of professional writing, presenting, and analysis, which will undoubtedly help me in my career. I am confident now that I have the foundation to contribute to future orthopedic knowledge. The balance of clinical care and research that comes out of Dr. Kennedy’s office is unmatched. Dr. Kennedy has taught me a tremendous deal about what it means to be a modern doctor, and has gone to great lengths to ensure that I have the skills needed to be the best clinician possible. The amount of time he spent teaching me, whether in the O.R. or on the floor, was far and above that of any other attending physician I’ve worked with. Through this opportunity I have made innumerable friendships, both nationwide and international, that will serve as the best reminder of how special Dr. Kennedy’s group is.