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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.

Sub-Internship Scholarship


Yale School of Medicine recognizes and values the contributions made by those of diverse backgrounds to the field of medicine. The Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Sub-Internship Scholarship is available to all who meet the eligibility criteria. We strongly encourage those with backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to apply. For the academic year 2022-2023, three scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are available and will help to off-set the cost of travel and lodging.

Application process

If interested, there are three steps to apply for the scholarship:

  1. Submit your VSAS application
  2. Review eligibility to confirm you are eligible for the scholarship and then submit Yale’s Visiting Student Scholarship Program Application.
  3. Email Kathy Umlauf, Orthopaedics Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator, including:
    1. Name, email address, Medical School, AAMC ID number
    2. Statement (150 words or fewer) explaining how you will use your unique identities and experiences in the world to create a positive impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of medicine?
    3. CV

Application deadline is April 1st.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this application, please send an email to Kathy Umlauf.