Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Externship Program

Washington University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers in-person sub-internship rotations (also called externships) for fourth-year medical students.

Medical students should apply through AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). If you have questions about Washington University Orthopedics or would like to express your interest in our program, please reach out to Alisa Cooperstein, Manager of Medical Education. 2021 rotation dates include:

  • August 2 – August 27, 2021
  • August 30 – September 24, 2021
  • September 27 – October 22, 2021
  • October 25 – November 19, 2021

Support for Diversity and Equity

Washington University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes all applicants to our externship program. We firmly align with Washington University’s academic goal of fostering a diverse academic community, and our goal as a department is to train the next generation of orthopedic surgical leaders and transform the future of orthopedic care through discovery and innovation.

Support in the form of a $2,000 stipend is available for externship applicants who belong to groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged, underrepresented, or inadequately supported in medical training, or to those experiencing financial hardship. Stipends may be used for transportation, housing, fees and other living expenses. To apply for the stipend, please submit your CV, Step One score and statement of interest (200 words or less) to Alisa Cooperstein, Manager of Medical Education.

For more information, please visit the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s website.