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Medical Students and Sub-Interns

Thank you for your interest in Yale Orthopaedics. We are happy to invite qualified and experienced 4th year medical students to apply for a 4-week sub-internship at Yale. Students who are accepted as sub-interns will spend two weeks on our trauma service and two weeks on either sports, the adult reconstructive service (joints & oncology), hand and upper extremity, foot & ankle, spine, or pediatric orthopedics, depending on availability.

During their time at Yale, students become a part of the service and are included in rounds, surgical cases, and consults. Sub-interns are also invited to participate in resident dinners and journal clubs. Rotation scheduling is flexible, and the four-week block may be adjusted to accommodate schedules of other medical schools.


All students applying are required to have completed an active rotation in Orthopaedics prior to their rotation. Students should have experience in scrubbing surgical cases. Students are expected to read the prepared material that will be sent to them prior to starting their rotation


Students are expected to be punctual, prepared for cases, and professional. They may be asked to participate actively in education sessions, and will be asked to give a brief presentation at the conclusion of their rotation. We also expect all of our sub-interns to thoroughly enjoy their time with us, as we are a community of enthusiastic educators.

Interviews for residency

All sub-interns will be interviewed by a select number of faculty including program leadership on the last day of their rotation. These interviews will be considered as part of the application process. All sub-interns will be considered in the match process. Some students may also be invited back for secondary interviews.

If you are a U.S. medical student interested in pursuing a sub internship four week rotation with us, please apply through VSAS.