Dear prospective visiting student: Due to Wake Forest Baptist Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visiting students will be allowed to rotate in Orthopaedic Surgery beginning July 19, 2021 (Block 5). We are currently accepting applications through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and will begin reviewing them on May 1, 2021 per national guidelines.
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes all fourth-year medical students to rotate as acting interns in our department. Medical students currently enrolled in U.S. allopathic medical schools should apply through VSAS. Options for international medical students are below.
Our top priorities during your rotation are to:
- Advance your orthopaedic knowledge base.
- Help initiate the transition from medical student to resident.
- Provide extensive hands-on experience.
- Expose you to a wide variety of Orthopaedic surgical conditions and clinical styles.
- Develop friendships and connections with other members of our Orthopaedic family
We accept up to eight students to rotate during each academic block.
The cornerstone of our program is extensive operative experience with our fellowship-trained academic orthopaedic faculty, many of whom are considered world experts in their respective orthopaedic subspecialties.
Clerkship curriculum will also include:
- Orthopaedic clinic and call experience to learn about the peri-operative, non-operative, and acute management of orthopaedic issues, with teaching and participation in Emergency Department procedures such as casting, splinting, joint injections, joint aspirations, revision amputations, etc.
- Take part in departmental educational conferences, grand rounds, cadaveric and saw-bone operative surgical skills labs, and journal clubs.
- Attend didactic lectures designed specifically for fourth-year medical students.
- Receive guidance from a senior resident mentor.
- Experience life in Winston-Salem and consider what it would be like to complete your residency here.
Below are Wake Forest School of Medicine rotation blocks for 2018. Students are strongly encouraged to rotate on these dates if at all possible. Rotations are available anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks. If you prefer a shorter rotation, please contact our clerkship coordinator for approval (contact info above), and verify with your home school that they will accept this for partial credit.Block 5 (7/19/21 - 8/13/21)
Block 6 (8/16/21 - 9/10/21)
Block 7 (9/13/21 - 10/8/21)
Block 8 (10/11/21 - 11/5/21)
Block 9 (11/8/21 - 12/10-21)
The Scholarship Clerkship Program is administered by the School of Medicine's Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity scholarship opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. These programs provide financial support as part of our focus on creating an educational environment that embodies diversity and inclusion.
Applicants must be fourth-year, U.S. medical school students in good standing at a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) or the Education Department of the American Osteopathic Association. Applicants may be eligible to complete one four-week elective with rotation periods typically starting in July. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Accepted students will receive a stipend to assist with housing and travel expenses.
Interested students must submit the visiting student application through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) in addition to the scholarship application. The scholarship application is a separate application and will only be reviewed after you have been accepted for a visiting clerkship.