I googled trying to find out what his specialty was and what little I found seemed to suggest he's in the same position as the other new guy (I feel like this show actually would give them the title of "Ortho God"). Granted, I didn't look that hard.
My initial assumption based on their dynamic was that Hot Asian Doc is an ortho fellow. He clearly looked up to and took direction from Linc (or Link?), but he also seemed very much superior in the hierarchy compared with Glasses. Since Bailey didn't brag about hiring two ortho attendings, I'm going to assume for now that "HAOG" has completed residency and is doing some fellowship under "Ortho God." (If this is the case, they may have held off identifying him as such to not detract from Jo's storyline of creating a research fellowship out of the blue.)
Glasses, Qadri, et. al. should all now be second-year residents, since Jo was clearly depicted as having completed the program at long last. DeLuca is a third-year.
I enjoyed Alex & Meredith's scene, though I agree that it's ridiculous to think that Bailey could just surprise Meredith with the decision, given that she is a board member and part-owner of the hospital.
After April's name was mentioned several times in both episodes, I was sad Arizona was only vaguely referred to once when DeLuca teased his sister about being single. Though why they feel that Carina has more potential for a storyline this season than either April or Arizona is way beyond me at this point!