Persons 18 years of age or older with a confirmed HSS host and a serious interest in musculoskeletal health.
Visiting Observers may view surgeries, patient histories, and physicals. They may also attend patient rounds and teaching conferences. Licensing laws in the United States prohibit Visiting Observers from providing patient care.
Visiting Clinicians have direct and indirect patient contact as limited by the Delineation of Privileges and approved by the Medical Board.
You will receive an email confirming your visit, along with an electronic orientation packet. Upon arrival you will receive an ID badge and access to special visitor scrubs.
Visiting Observer: We require 1 month after receipt of all application materials and supporting documents to process your application for final approval.
Visiting Clinician: The application process can take between 6-9 months. Additionally, be mindful that your country of origin may request travel documents for exit/entry into the USA. Securing these documents may take additional time.
If you are accepted, there is a non-refundable fee of $300.00* USD per visitor, per visit for all MDs & DOs. There is a non-refundable fee of $1,000.00 USD per visitor, per visit for all MDs & DOs sponsored by industry/vendor.
*Students are exempt from this fee. Proof of student status is required.
Visiting Observer: Maximum of 2 months, although actual length of visit depends upon host availability and a 2-month visit period is not guaranteed unless your host physician(s) agree(s) to this length of time.
Visiting Clinician: Maximum of 6 months, although actual length of visit depends upon host availability.
There is no wage, stipend or accommodation offered to visitors.
For more information about the following areas, contact:
Administrative Coordinator, Academic Visitor Program
Director of Laboratories
Director, OR Materials Management
Education Coordinator, Radiology and Imaging
Karen Juliano, PT
Physical Therapist Rehabilitation
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