Education & Academic Affairs

Medical Students

Hospital for Special Surgery will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on February 1, 2015.  To apply to our institution, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. 

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year may be submitted through VSAS starting on March 1, 2016.

For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact For more information on VSAS, please visit



Medical Student Electives
Through its affiliation with Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Hospital for Special Surgery offers clinical electives for students in their fourth year of medical school. Electives are available in the following areas: