Applications for medical student elective rotations (UMMC Orthopaedic Surgery course #657) are accepted after March for the summer/fall elective period. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of four students per month. The student will rotate through four or five orthopedic subspecialties and work one-on-one with residents and faculty.
Our Ortho 657 syllabus details the rotation.
Interested students will need to apply through VSAS. If you have questions about the application process, contact:
Only senior medical students enrolled in good standing in an LCME-accredited school, in the United or Canada will be offered a senior elective in this School of Medicine.
After review of the application and verification of the applicant's credentials, the Registrar's Office will notify the orthopedic surgery education coordinator for approval of the elective. Students should also send a copy of their USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores to:
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has established a sub-internship grant to give potential applicants the opportunity to experience the vast volume and focused orthopaedic education that UMMC has to offer. A total of six scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming year to help offset travel and living expenses during a four-week rotation at our hospital. Medical students applying for an away rotation to UMMC for the upcoming academic year and in good standing are encouraged to apply.
Download grant details and application instructions - PDF