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Visiting Medical Student Subinternship

Credit: 5

Enrollment: Maximum four students per four week subinternship (summer section 41: maximum of 2 students)

Learn how to apply.

Program details

This full educational experience with, duties similar to a first-year resident, will provide the visiting student with unique insight into the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery residency. In this subinternship, students will have the opportunity to rotate through various orthopaedic subspecialties, including:

  • Trauma
  • Adult reconstruction/arthroplasty
  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic oncology
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and upper extremity

Students participate in daily morning inpatient rounds followed by outpatient clinics or operative cases. 

Individual or group discussions are conducted daily with attending staff and residents. 

Students are required to participate in core curriculum activities; 1) Tuesday’s AM Special Core, 2) Wednesday’s AM Grand Rounds & Core Rounds, 3) Thursday’s AM Fracture/Trauma Conference, and 4) Thursday’s PM Core Skills.

Students will take one or two night calls per week (or weekend) during the rotation.

2017-2018 subinternship elective dates

 

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Fall 2017 

Spring 2018

41/ Jan. 9 - Feb. 4

41/ April 17 - May 13

41/ August 21 - Sept. 16

41/ Jan. 8 - Feb. 3

42/ Feb. 6 - March 4

42/ May 15 - June 10

42/ Sept. 18 - Oct. 14

42/ Feb. 5 - March 3

43/ **March 6 - March 31

43/ June 12 - July 8

43/ Oct. 16 - Nov. 11

43/ **March 5 - March 30

44/ April 3 - April 29

44/ July 10 - August 5

44/ Nov. 13 - Dec. 9

44/ April 2 - April 28

**Dates not available to visiting medical students.

Preferred dates

We are aware that some medical school calendars do not coincide with the Duke University School of Medicine elective calendar.  It is recommended that you coordinate with your home school for approval to visit our program during the predetermined Duke dates.  We are confident that your home school will make an effort to accommodate your request if given reasonable advanced notice.

Contact us

Wendy Thompson
Duke, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Visiting Medical Student Coordinator
919-684-3170 
wendy.thompson@duke.edu