Education

Visiting Medical Student Subinternship

Applying for Visiting Medical Student Subinternship

The Orthopaedic Surgery Subinternship rotation is open primarily to medical students who plan to apply for a position in the University of Rochester Orthopaedic Surgery residency program.  

Office of the Registrar guidelines stipulate that visiting medical students are not eligible to confirm a rotation until University of Rochester medical students have had the opportunity to enroll during U of R’s open enrollment period, which generally occurs over the first week or two in April.

Timeline and How to Apply

  • Open enrollment limited to University of Rochester medical students through May 1st
  • Review of external medical student applications begin May 13th
  • 4 week rotation, monthly basis – first rotation month of July, and final rotation month of October
  • To be considered for the subinternship, you must meet the requirements of both the Office of the Registrar and the Department of Orthopaedics.

To apply for the subinternship:

All visiting medical students interested in participating in the University of Rochester Orthopaedic Surgery Subinternship must apply through VSAS "Visiting Student Application Service." If the visiting medical student also happens to be interested in applying for residency training in orthopaedic surgery, they must also apply through ERAS (in addition to VSAS). We recognize that not all visiting medical students will also apply for the residency training program. 

Supply supporting documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae: The University of Rochester Orthopaedics will obtain a copy of a potential visiting student’s CV from VSAS.  U of R students: please submit a copy directly to our office (contact information below).
  • Personal statement: Our office will obtain a copy of a visiting student’s personal statement from VSAS.  Limit to 250 words, and explain why you are interested in completing a subinternship within the Department of Orthopaedics.
  • Transcript: Our office will obtain a copy of the medical school transcript for visiting students from VSAS. For U of R students, please submit a copy directly to our office.

Application Process and Timeline

Once all required materials are received and approved by the University of Rochester School Of Medicine, the U of R SOM will contact the Department of Orthopaedics for review of completed application.

Once the application review is complete and a decision is made regarding acceptance, the Office of the Registrar from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine will contact students.

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