Medical Student Rotations

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offers fourth-year electives in orthopedic surgery to visiting medical students enrolled in a LCME-accredited medical school during the months of July through November. These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the department.

Each student will be assigned to one of our orthopedic subspecialty teams (trauma, adult reconstruction, sports, spine, oncology, foot and ankle, pediatrics, shoulder, and hand). Preferences for team assignments will be solicited, but not guaranteed, based upon availability. The teams consist of orthopedic faculty, residents, medical students, and advance practice providers. Students will work closely with their team during their time here. Responsibilities include morning inpatient rounds, attendance at department and team conferences, evaluating patients in outpatient clinics, and assisting in the operating room. Students will also be assigned to take overnight call during the rotation, where they will work closely with the resident call team.

If you are a visiting medical student who is interested in the Orthopedic Residency Program, please review the visiting medical student guidelines to apply to our clerkships.

If you have questions, please contact our Medical Student Coordinator, Tonia Johnston at