Accepting applications: 2023-2024
Application deadline: April 7th (VSAS opens mid-to-late February)
Available positions: Nine (per 4-week block)
Department Chair: Benjamin A. Alman, MD
Residency Program Director: Robert D. Fitch, MD
Medical Student Sub-Internship Course Instructor: Kendall E. Bradley, MD
The orthopaedic surgery sub-internship rotation is open primarily to medical students who plan to apply for a position in the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program.
Students who wish to complete a sub-internship but do not plan to apply to our residency training program should select dates during the Spring Term (if space is available).
The Duke University School of Medicine application requirements must be met in order to officially rotate at Duke. If requirements are met, the Duke SOM will contact Orthopaedic Surgery for approval – if approved by both parties, the Duke SOM will notify students through VSAS.
What you'll need
Permission Number: Contact Wendy Thompson (email@example.com or 919-684-3170) with your preferred rotation dates requesting an enrollment permission number. Once student successfully enrolls with permission number, they are automatically accepted.
Application/ Interview Process
Students planning to take the sub-internship; as well as, applying for a position in the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program in the Fall will automatically receive interviews to occur primarily during their 4-week rotation period.
Students will need to complete the one-page application and provide supporting documentation; i.e. curriculum vitae, personal statement, and medical school transcript via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information is shared with the Faculty that will be interviewing.
What you'll need
Before applying, determine if you're eligibility (i.e. affiliation agreement between schools, participation requirements, and more) by visiting the Duke University School of Medicine, Office of the Registrar web site for Visiting Students. Contact Scott Campbell at email@example.com or 919-684-8042 for questions.
- Completed VSAS application
- Completed orthopaedic application and upload to VSAS
- Curriculum vitae: Upload to VSAS
- Personal statement: Upload to VSAS
- Statement should include a brief description of students background, educational experience, honors, extracurricular activities, research activities and interests, plans for residency training, and future goals.
- Letter of reference: Upload to VSAS
- Letter should come from an orthopaedic surgeon (not required) with whom you’ve worked in a clinical setting (preferred) or a research project.
- Transcript: Upload to VSAS
- USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 (or COMLEX Step 1): Upload to VSAS
Orthopaedic Surgery provides a full educational experience with approximately 9 students per 4-week block – training approximately 40-44 medical students annually.
Scott Campbell, Visiting Student Coordinator, will notify students regarding the status of their application after the application deadline.
- The Duke University School of Medicine application requirements must be met in order to officially rotate at Duke.
- The Duke University School of Medicine stipulates that Duke medical students must have the opportunity to enroll before notifying visiting medical students confirming their acceptance.
Scott Campbell, Visiting Student Coordinator
Duke University School of Medicine, Office of the Registrar
Office (919) 684-8042
Contact Scott Campbell to inquire about application requirements (i.e. VSAS open date, VSAS application requirements check list, professional liability) and participation requirements (i.e. background check, immunizations).
Wendy Thompson, C-TAGME, GME Program Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Office (919) 684-3170
Contact Wendy Thompson to inquire about orthopaedic one-page application, rotation schedules, and core curriculum.
When is the earliest Duke students are able to do a sub-internship at Duke?
Duke students (4th year) could potentially take the first section that is offered during the Summer Term (early May). Duke students get first choice of dates before filling remaining spots with visiting students.
When is the earliest Visiting students are notified of their acceptance?
Visiting students can expect to receive notification mid-to-late April (couple weeks after deadline).