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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.

2018-2019 subinternship elective dates

 

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018 

Spring 2019

41/ Jan. 8 - Feb. 3

41/ April 16 - May 12

41/ August 20 - Sept. 15

41/ Jan. 2 - Jan. 26

42/ Feb. 5 - March 3

42/ May 14 - June 9

42/ Sept. 17 - Oct. 13

42/ Jan. 28 - Feb. 23

43/ **March 5 - March 30

43/ June 11 - July 7

43/ Oct. 15 - Nov. 10

43/ **Feb. 25 - March 22

44/ April 2 - April 28

44/ July 9 - August 4

44/ Nov. 12 - Dec. 8

44/ March 25 - April 20

**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