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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:

Sub Intern Scholarship for Underrepresented Minorities and Women in Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has a storied history of training highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons from across the state and the country. We believe this is the best kept secret in orthopedic residency and would put our program up against any other program in the country. The only way to truly appreciate all that we have to offer is by coming and spending four weeks rotating with us in Jackson to experience the vast volume and focused orthopaedic education that UMMC has to offer. Furthermore, at UMMC we recognize the strength and value of diversity and are making considerable efforts to increase diversity in our program. To this end, we have created scholarships to encourage women and those minorities underrepresented in Medicine to complete orthopaedic rotations in Jackson. A total of four scholarships in the amount of $3,500 will be awarded for the upcoming year to help offset travel and living expenses during their four-week rotation with our department.


Medical students applying for an away rotation to UMMC for the follow year and in good standing are encouraged to apply. The application is available to anyone with particular attention paid to students who are considered underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC, and to female applicants. Applicants will be required to submit the following for the application:

1. Current Curriculum Vitae

2. Letter of Recommendation for any home Orthopedic facultymember

3. Cover letter including a Statement of Interest in our program

4. Unofficial Transcript

Applications are to be sent to with the title of “Sub-Internship Scholarship Application – (insert name here)”. Applications will be accepted starting now and will close on 6/16/23. A total of four scholarships available for each academic year. Thank you for applying and we hope to see you in Jackson!

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