Clinical and Operative Shadowing
HSS faculty participate as mentors for shadowing in clinical and operative environments in a range of subspecialties. Days and times vary.
Eligibility: MS1 - MS4 at an LCME-accredited medical school. Undergraduate students may participate in the Academic Visitor Program. DO students are not eligible.
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.606.1466
Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is an 8-week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics.
Eligibility: Students who have completed their first year at an LCME-accredited US medical school are eligible to apply.
Duration: 8 weeks, mid-June, 2019 to mid-August, 2019
Number of fellowships offered: 15
Completed applications must be submitted to the Academic Training Department though the online application.
Applications for the 2019 program are now closed.
A selection committee will review the applications and determine the final candidates. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by the week of March 8, 2019. Selected students will be given the contact information of all prospective mentors, along with descriptions of the projects offered. Securing a fellowship position will be contingent on the student being accepted by a mentor.
Fellowship Director: Chisa Hidaka, MD
For questions not addressed in the Student FAQs, email email@example.com, attention Aysha Harris, GME Curriculum and Evaluation Coordinator.
Examples of Past Research Projects
Areas of Concentration (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Areas of Concentration (AOC) is a required component of the Weill Cornell Medical College curriculum. Weill Cornell students may choose to fulfill this requirement at HSS.
The Areas of Concentration (AOC) program provides each student the opportunity to identify an area of interest and to participate in scholarly activities, research, and/or training in that area of interest. Students will prepare an original scholarly project (SP) under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Eligibility: MS2 and MS3 at Weill Cornell Medical College
Duration: 6 months to 2 years
Medical students interested in pursuing AOC at HSS, email firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Chisa Hidaka.
Medical students interested in joining an ongoing research project or clinical study, email email@example.com, attention Aysha Harris, GME Curriculum and Evaluation Coordinator.
Fourth-Year Medical Student Electives
Hospital for Special Surgery offers clinical electives for students in their fourth year of medical school. Applications are accepted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities website, and applicants must meet all criteria in order to be accepted. Medical Student Elective placement runs on a first-come, first-served basis. However, Weill Cornell Medical College students are given priority via an open enrollment that precedes regular enrollment. Electives are offered from July through November to eligible students.
Eligibility: MS4 at an LCME-accredited medical school. DO students are not eligible. Students in medical schools outside the US must apply through the Weill Cornell Medicine Office of Global Health Education and are permitted to rotate between January and June only.
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Electives are available in:
- Foot and Ankle Service
- Hand Surgery
- Limb Lengthening
- Metabolic Bone Disease and Orthopaedic Oncology
- Musculoskeletal Pathology
- Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research
- Orthopaedic Trauma
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
- Skeletal Radiology
- Spinal Deformities
- Sports Medicine
- Surgical Arthritis
2019-2020 Module Dates
Jul 8, 2019 – Aug 4, 2019
Aug 5, 2019 – Sep 1, 2019
Sep 3, 2019 – Sep 29, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 28, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
Jan 6, 2020 – Feb 2, 2020
Feb 3, 2020 – Mar 1, 2020
Mar 2, 2020 – Mar 29, 2020
Apr 6, 2020 – May 3, 2020
May 4, 2020 – May 31, 2020
June 1, 2020 – June 28, 2020
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