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COVID-19 Updates

Visiting Medical Student Rotations

May 26, 2020: In accordance with the American Orthopaedic Association's Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors’ position on visiting student orthopaedic rotations for 2020, Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center orthopaedic residency program will not be hosting visiting medical student rotations this year. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for students from regional programs whose medical schools do not have orthopaedic programs. We plan to disseminate information about our orthopaedic surgery residency program to prospective applicants in virtual sessions later this summer and in the fall.

Decisions Delayed

April 27, 2020: Due to these uncertain times, our schedule for making decisions for medical student away rotations has been delayed. If you have already submitted your application for an orthopaedic surgery rotation through VSAS, there is nothing more you need to do.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

For fourth-year medical students, CMC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers four-week elective orthopaedic surgery rotations.

These electives combine practical clinical experience with didactic instruction, including a series of mandatory formal conferences. Students work directly with residents and members of the orthopaedic surgery attending staff.

They participate in surgical procedures and treatments in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

UNC SOM students should contact for permission to take the course.

Visiting students interested should log onto:

Our application process will begin thru VSAS. Please apply through UNC and select our site.

From the VSAS main page, click on Search Electives and select from the list of drop-down boxes:

  • 4th year Elective Requirements for Orthopaedic Visiting Student Rotation ORTS448
    • Specialty - Orthopaedic Surgery
    • State - North Carolinas HealthCare System
    • Institution - Univ North Carolina School of Med
    • Site - Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC 
  • For further questions, please contact to or
    • Fax: 704 355 7905
  • Applications for rotation requests will be accepted from Feb 1 through April 5, 2020
    • 4-week rotation blocks start June 29 and end November 13, 2020   

Please select a first, second and third choice for rotation block.

We would also like for our applicants to include their CV, USMLE scores, medical school transcripts, and a recent fit. Read more for requirements.