Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Students


The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery Department offers 4-week elective rotations to 4th-year medical students in orthopaedic trauma from June through November. Students work closely with residents and attendings at Community Regional Medical Center. They participate in trauma consults, inpatient care, operative intervention, and outpatient care.

Applications are made through VSLO. There are no fixed block times, and students may request any 4-week period that works with their schedule. For more information on applying, please visit the Medical Student Programs webpage.

We will be accepting applications through the end of April 28, 2023, and will send out acceptance and denial notices starting May 5, 2023.

Application for UiM Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to provide unique opportunities and support for minoritized medical students who wish to complete a month-long sub-internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF Fresno.

We will be accepting applications through the end of April 28, 2023, and will send out acceptance notices starting May 5, 2023.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be entering your final year of medical school and planning to pursue a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. You must identify as part of a group underrepresented in medicine.  We are open to considering many forms of underrepresentation in medicine. In the AAMC’s words, “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

Please use the link below to complete the application form and submit:

  • Current CV
  • Medical school transcript
  • UMSLE score report
  • Personal statement

The personal statement should also answer the following two questions:

  1. What is your specific interest in Fresno and UCSF Fresno’s Orthopaedic Surgery rotation? Why do you want to rotate with us?
  2. Please share any further information about yourself and your background that contributes to the mission of the scholarship.