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Medical Student Training Programs

As the world begins to return to a new normal, our program schedules and formats may be changed. Be sure to call the coordinator of the program in advance for further information or if you have any questions.

 

 

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 or Osteopathic School. Undergraduate students may participate in the Academic Visitor Program

HSS celebrates the transition to a single GME accreditation system, allowing us to welcome candidates from osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) programs, and others who meet ACGME eligibility requirements. We thank those who flagged outdated information on our website, and have made those updates. We believe in providing the highest quality training for ALL medical school candidates or graduates interested in our medical student, residency and fellowship programs, and are committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in musculoskeletal health.

Duration: 4 to 6 weeks
Contact: Email academictraining@hss.edu or call 212.606.1466

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF)

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: June 2023 to August 2023 (Dates TBD)
Stipend: $5,000
Number of fellowships offered: 16
Application Deadline: January 2023 (Date TBD)

Completed applications must be submitted to the Academic Training Department though the online application which will open in December 2021.

A selection committee will review the applications and determine the final candidates. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by the month of March 2022. 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 Chair: Chisa Hidaka, MD
Fellowship Co-Chair: Karla Felix, PhD

For questions not addressed in the Student FAQs, email Karla Felix, PhD, Director of GME Research, at academictraining@hss.edu.

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 academictraining@hss.edu, attention Chisa Hidaka.

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 through AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities® (VSLO®) program.

Eligibility: MS4 at an LCME-accredited medical school or Osteopathic School. 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.

HSS celebrates the transition to a single GME accreditation system, allowing us to welcome candidates from osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) programs, and others who meet ACGME eligibility requirements. We thank those who flagged outdated information on our website, and have made those updates. We believe in providing the highest quality training for ALL medical school candidates or graduates interested in our medical student, residency and fellowship programs, and are committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in musculoskeletal health.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks

Electives are available in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Foot and Ankle Service
  • Hand Surgery
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Metabolic Bone Disease and Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Skeletal Radiology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Arthritis

Leon Root Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Award & Medical Student Program

The Leon Root Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Award & Medical Student Program is designed to facilitate high-level clinical research in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Service of HSS.

The ideal applicant is:

  • Interested in pursuing a career in academic orthopaedic surgery
  • Able to take a year off from their medical school education to gain experience and accomplishments in orthopaedic clinical research
  • Enrolled and in good standing from a medical school in the United States
  • Approved by their medical school to commit to a one-year clinical research program

Research Award Medical Student will be responsible for:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of clinic research in our Pediatric Orthopaedic Division including:
    • Identifying patients eligible for studies
    • Working with doctors and the Pediatric Orthopaedic research team to consent patients
    • Presenting project proposals to attendings
    • Data Collection/Analysis/Radiographic Analysis
    • Collaborating with the HSS Biostatistics Core to complete statistical analyses
    • Writing abstracts, posters, and manuscripts that result from their project
  • Participate in weekly meetings with division faculty and encouraged to attend clinical teaching programs and clinical rounds
  • Attend clinic and operating rooms when free

To apply, please send the following to Emily Dodwell, MD (DodwellE@hss.edu) and John Denneen (DenneenJ@hss.edu):

  • Cover letter explaining interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation (sent directly from the author)

Applications are accepted September 1st, 2022 to December 15th, 2022.
Decisions are made by February 1st, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the current Leon Root Fellow (2022-2023), Peter Cirrincione, at CirrincioneP@hss.edu or Dr. Dodwell DodwellE@hss.edu

MODULE A
July 5, 2022 – July 31, 2022

MODULE B
Aug 1, 2022 – Aug 28, 2022

MODULE C
Aug 29, 2022 – Sept 25, 2022

MODULE D
Sept 26, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022

MODULE E
Oct 24, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022

MODULE F
Nov 21, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022

MODULE G
Jan 3, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023

MODULE H
Jan 30, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023

MODULE I
Feb 27, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023

MODULE J
Apr 3, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023

MODULE K
May 1, 2023 – May 28, 2023

MODULE L
May 29, 2023 – June 25, 2023

 

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