Orthopaedic Surgery Electives for Medical Students

Join us for an elective (sub-internship) at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We perform close to 10,000 operations each year at six campuses. No matter which rotation you choose, you'll get an opportunity to learn from an experienced team of orthopaedic specialists.

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Choose a Rotation | Submit an Application | Get Informed

Please note that completion of a visiting sub-internship is not required to match in our residency program. Many of our current residents did not complete a visiting elective rotation with us. Although we will give your application every consideration, completion of a visiting subinternship does not automatically lead to an interview.


How to Apply

Everything you need to know about applying, whether you are a U.S. or international student.

Visiting Student Information

Learn what to expect on your start day and beyond.

Your First Day

On your first day at Johns Hopkins, you will need to:

  1. Report to the Registrar's Office to register for your elective. The Registrar is located in the Miller Research Building, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 147.
    Non-US citizens must first check in with the Office of International Services (OIS) before registration can be completed. Please bring all required documents with you when you report to the OIS as well as a letter of good standing from your school, and follow the OIS check-in process. It is helpful for the OIS Check-in Form to be completed before reporting for check-in. Their office is located on the 2nd floor of Reed Hall, 1620 McElderry Street, Baltimore, MD. OIS hours or operation are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The office is not open to the public on Fridays.
  2. After registration, obtain a Johns Hopkins Identification Badge from the I.D. Office, Harvey/Nelson Building, Room 108.
  3. Report to the 5th floor of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (JHOC) to meet with Beth Hall, Medical Training Programs Administrator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to:
    • confirm emergency contact information form
    • get scrub training schedule and access to scrub machines
    • review Epic training record and Epic access
    • have photo taken for welcome email sent to the department

Your Last Day

Before completing your rotation, you will meet with Dr. LaPorte and/or Levin for feedback and get any questions about the program answered.

On the last day of your rotation, you will need to:

  1. Return all scrubs to the scrubs machine. Unreturned scrubs could impact availability for subsequent rotators and sub-interns. You will be charged a fee for the cost of replacement for scrubs checked out in your name that are not returned.
  2. Return your swipe card, pager and Hopkins ID badge.
  3. Provide your evaluation form.