Medical Student Education

University of Iowa Medical Students

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Visiting Medical Students

Applications for away rotations in the Department of Orthopedics will be accepted beginning on 3/1/2024 through 3/31/2024, with notification of acceptance being 5/1/2024-5/15/2024 to allow for arrangement of housing.  Rotation dates for the Fall Semester are as follows:

  • 7/8/2024-8/2/2024
  • 8/5/2024-8/30/2024
  • 9/2/2024-9/27/2024
  • 9/30/2024-10/25/2024

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offers fourth-year electives in orthopedic surgery to visiting medical students enrolled in a LCME accredited medical school during the months of July through October.  These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the department.

Students interested should submit the following in a PDF to Tonia Johnston at

  1. Name
  2. Class year
  3. E-mail
  4. Phone
  5. Name of Medical School
  6. Name of Undergraduate School/Degree
  7. Letter of Interest
  8. Current CV
  9. Medical School Transcripts
  10. USMLE 1 Score

Following approval from the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, the applicant will need to complete the application process outlined here. Upon completion of these criteria, you will be allowed to formally apply and be approved as a visiting student.  (Until this process is complete, the elective as approved first by the Department is not “official”). 

If you have questions, please contact Tonia Johnston at