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

Interested applicants must first apply to the department. Students should email a CV, an unofficial medical school transcript, and a photo to Tracy Line, Education Coordinator. Only accepted students will submit their application to VSLO. Applications submitted without prior approval from the department will be denied.

The rotation dates for 2024 are:

  • May 20 – June 16, 2024
  • July 8 – August 4, 2024
  • August 5 – September 1, 2024
  • September 3 – September 29, 2024
  • September 30 – October 27, 2024
  • October 28 – November 24, 2024

Medical students will rotate at satellite locations in the St. Louis area and will be required to have access to their own transportation. 

Financial Support Information

Washington University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes all applicants to our externship program. 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 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 Tracy Line, Education Coordinator.