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Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute offers four-week Acting Internship (AI) and Elective rotations with the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

These rotations 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. The AI rotation has a more rigid structure and is designed for students planning to match in orthopaedic surgery. The elective rotation can be tailored to individual medical students depending on their career goals and interests.

Our healthcare system is integrated with Wake Forest University School of Medicine. However, Atrium Health and Wake Forest have separate orthopaedic surgery residency programs. Because of the affiliation, the visiting student application process will take you through Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Medical School students should contact for permission to take the AI or elective orthopaedic surgery courses. The listing for the AI rotation is 4AIM452. The listing for the elective rotation is 4SGS15.

Visiting students interested should log onto:

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

  • For further questions, please contact
  • Applications for visiting student rotation requests will be accepted March 15, 2024 through April 1, 2024.
    • Block 4: June 10 – July 7, 2024
    • Block 5: July 8 – August 4, 2024
    • Block 6: August 5 – September 1, 2024
    • Block 7: September 2 – September 29, 2024
    • Block 8: September 30 – October 27, 2024
    • Block 9: October 28 – November 24, 2024
    • Block 10: November 25 – December 20, 2024

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

We would also like for our applicants to include their CV, medical school transcripts, a recent photo, a letter of recommendation and the supplemental form of Key Academic Achievements (see link below). The letter of recommendation should come from a physician mentor and does not necessarily have to be an orthopaedic surgeon. Please remember to save your edits before uploading the completed form to VSAS.

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Tansukh, Sarla and Rajesh Ganatra Medical Student Award in Orthopedic Surgery at Atrium Health


Scholarship Application

Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute recognizes the discrepancies across the country with respect to under-representation of many groups in orthopaedic surgery as well as the resultant effects on treating and connecting with our patients. The Tansukh, Sarla and Rajesh Ganatra Medical Student Award in Orthopedic Surgery at Atrium Health was established as one of our efforts to address this problem by providing $1,500 for visiting medical students who will ultimately increase the diversity of our physician population. Women and other students from groups under-represented in orthopaedic surgery (based on race, ethnicity, LGBTQ status, and disadvantaged socioeconomic background) can apply for this scholarship by completing the standard application through VSAS and additionally submitting a one-page (maximum) essay. to The essay should be focused on how the applicant’s background and professional goals will increase diversity within orthopaedic surgery for the betterment of the profession and/or for the care of our patients. Please complete and upload this essay by following the link below. The deadline to submit your application is April 1, 2024. Please send any questions you may have to