Visiting MS4 Rotation


Join the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics for a 4 week rotation in Orthopaedic Surgery. This rotation is available to visiting 4th year medical students interested in orthopaedics. A rotation in orthopaedics is an opportunity to explore a subspecialty and get to know the facility. Many medical students gain priceless insight and learn why the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics is such a unique place for residency. 


While rotating here you will have 4 weeks of direct patient care and have responsibilities based on ability. Rotation preferences will be taken into consideration. There will be attendance at Grand Rounds, Core Curriculum, and Sub-Specialty Conferences. The 4 week rotation is split into two sessions, with two weeks on each of the following subspecialties:

  1. Joints and Trauma
  2. Pediatrics and Spine


Application Process

The UUSOM will begin accepting VSLO applications for visiting students for the upcoming academic year on or after April 15, 2021. The UUSOM also anticipates opening and processing applications in VSLO on May 1 with offers extended starting mid May for rotations beginning on or after August 9 and through November 26.

If you have any additional questions please contact the Med Student Coordinator, Tiffany Davis at or the Visiting Student Office at

Additional information about rotation is located in the Course Catalog: ORTHO 7440: Clerkship in Orthopedic Surgery

Course Director: David Rothberg, M.D.
Course Coordinator: Tiffany Davis

Assistance Programs

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Visiting Clerkship
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah

It is well known that the field of orthopaedic surgery has historically lacked diversity. While some progress has been made, significant disparities continue to exist. We believe that our surgeons should be as diverse as the patients we serve and are committed to working toward that goal.

The University of Utah is proud to offer a 1-month clinical clerkship opportunity for one to two 4th year medical students per year who come from a group traditionally underrepresented in orthopaedic surgery. Current third year medical students from LCME-approved medical schools in good academic standing are welcome to apply.

This clerkship award includes funding for travel and housing (up to $2,000), and awardees will be expected to participate clinically as they would with a standard away rotation. Awardees will also be paired with a faculty mentor with whom they will regularly meet throughout their clerkship.

Please include with your application a short statement of interest (1 page or less) describing why you are interested in this clerkship and why you feel that supporting a diverse workforce is important.

Location: University of Utah Orthopaedics Center/Primary Children’s Hospital/Shriners Hospital
Hours: 40 hours per week
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021
Awardees will be notified by: May 15, 2021
If interested, please apply here:

Only complete applications will be considered.

Welcome from Our Chair

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Darrel S. Brodke, MD
Department of Orthopaedics

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How To Apply

All resident applications are processed through ERAS.APPLY AT ERAS

Contact Us

Elise Collins

Residency Coordinator

Phone: 801-587-5448
Fax: 801-587-5411

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Resident Schedules

Check out the conference and rotation schedules during residency.

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