Visiting Student Rotation
We welcome interested fourth-year medical students to visit the Dartmouth Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. Experience our unique training environment first-hand while working closely with and getting to know our dedicated faculty and residents. Enjoy the beautiful environment and community of northern New England. Learn how you can further your training at a collegial, high-quality, successful program.
We generally offer 4-week rotations with students being assigned to different orthopaedic subspecialty services in two 2-week blocks. You have the opportunity to submit your preferences prior to beginning the rotation. As a visiting student, you are encouraged immerse yourself as a member of the orthopaedic team contributing to the care of patients in a variety of settings. You will have the opportunity to assess all aspects of an orthopaedic surgical practice while furthering orthopaedic clinical knowledge and skills.
You may be assigned patients to work-up on the wards and are invited to participate in the operating room. You are encouraged to see patients in the clinic with faculty and may on occasion be assigned new patients to work-up under close supervision. You will also be assigned a call schedule to accompany the resident-on-call who sees all of the orthopaedic consults during the day and night hours. It is expected that you attend the orthopaedic conferences daily and make a presentation on an interesting orthopaedic case encountered during your time at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
If you are interested in visiting, please take a look at the Fourth Year Medical Student Elective Program website at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The Orthopaedics Sub-Internship is listed as ORTH-410 under the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Geisel School Electives. Information on housing accommodations can also be found on the website above.
Prospective students may contact our visiting student coordinator for more information: