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COVID-19 update

Thank you so much for your interest in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center! Your safety and education is our first priority. Rush, like most institutions across the country, will be following the Coalition for Physician Accountability guideline for Medical Student Away Rotations. This means that we will resume away rotations on August 1, 2021.

General Information

Fourth year medical students from across the country are invited to join us at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) for a clinical rotation to learn more about our program. Each medical student will rotate on one of our orthopaedic subspecialty services.

As part of the rotation, students will attend all conferences and spend time in both our operating rooms and clinics. Students will also assist our second year residents on call at both RUMC and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, a level 1 trauma center.

Goals and Objectives

By the end of rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Take a complete orthopaedic history
  • Perform a thorough orthopaedic physical examination
  • Interpret and describe basic orthopaedic radiographic findings
  • Concisely present patient findings during rounds, clinic and/or intake conference
  • Assist in basic bedside, emergency room, and operating room procedures


Tentative Available Rotations

Blocks Start Date End Date
Block 1 July 6, 2021 July 30, 2021
Block 2 August 2, 2021 August 27, 2021
Block 3 August 30, 2021 September 24, 2021
Block 4 September 27, 2021 October 22, 2021
Block 5 October 25, 2021 November 19, 2021


The pre-application period for medical student clerkships in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 clerkships is now open. In order to apply for the Summer and Fall 2021 rotations, a pre-application is required and can be accessed by clicking here. Applicants who apply prior to May 15 will be notified by May 30. Those who apply after May 15 will be notified by June 30. If accepted by the Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship Director, students are required to submit a secondary application to the Office of Clinical Curriculum of Rush Medical College through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). All required VSAS documentation must be received as a condition of acceptance for the rotation.

Contact Information

For more information about our medical student clerkship please contact our coordinator, Janeth Munoz, BS.

Janeth Munoz, BS
Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Coordinator
The Orthopaedic Building
Rush University Medical Center
1611 W. Harrison Street Suite, 201
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 942-5850
Fax: (312) 942-2040
Email: [javascript protected email address]

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