Subinternship Program

The Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Offers two options for 4th year clerkship opportunities. We offer an Adult Orthopaedics Clerkship which is a collaboration among Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. The clerkship is designed to parallel our combined residency program, in which our trainees work in each of these institutions throughout their training. Students will be randomly assigned to the month long rotation at one of the hospitals. While each of the training sites offers a distinct experience, they are equivalent and they are all equally a part of the combined residency.

Additionally, we offer our Pediatrics Clerkship at Boston Children’s Hospital. This course involves interactions with the pediatric orthopaedic service at Children's Hospital. The department includes divisions of sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery, and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can be altered to the needs of the advanced student with exposure to outpatient clinical care, inpatient care, surgical procedures, and attendance at core curriculum lectures. The student will integrate into the department service with contact with attendings, residents and fellows. On call will be one night per week.

All students must apply through the Harvard Medical School Registrars Office. More information regarding the application can be found at

HMS is now accepting applications through VSAS effective April 21, 2021 for rotations starting in August 2021. Selection of visiting students is handled through HMS, not through the HCORP Office. 

2021 HCORP Virtual Rotation for Medical Students

Join us from 7:00 – 800 PM EST on Thursday nights from July 8 through August 26.

The Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program invites medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery to join us for our virtual rotation this summer. This 8-week program is designed to give students the opportunity to meet and learn from our faculty and residents. Our goal is for students to gain an introduction to basic topics in orthopaedics while getting a feel for our multi-hospital Harvard-affiliated residency program.

This is an informal curriculum, geared toward current medical students. There is no application process, assessment, or academic credit awarded. Students can join as many sessions as they wish, there is no requirement to attend all sessions. We want you to get to know us!

Register here to receive the Zoom link for all sessions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the sessions.

2021 Virtual Rotation Schedule

Date Time Topic Faculty


7-8 PM EST

Open House:

HCORP Leadership and Residents



7-8 PM EST


  •  Hip Fractures 
  • Orthopaedic Emergencies (open fractures, compartment syndrome)

Jack Wixted, MD @ BIDMC

Michael Weaver, MD @ BWH 



7-8 PM EST


  • Knee Replacement Basics

Jacob Drew, MD @ BIDMC 

Jeffrey Lange, MD @ BWH


7-8 PM EST

Foot & Ankle

  • Ankle Fractures & Syndesmosis

John Kwon, MD @ MGH

Elizabeth Martin, MD, ScM @ BWH


7-8 PM EST


  • Distal Radius Fractures

Philip Blazar, MD @ BWH

Carl Harper, MD @ BIDMC


7-8 PM EST

Pediatric Orthopaedics

  • Pediatric Trauma & Sports Injuries
  • Recommended Reference:          Many good videos on various topics in pediatric orthopaedics

Andrea Bauer, MD @ BCH

Nikolaos Paschos, MD, PhD @ MGH


7-8 PM EST



Sports Medicine Case Studues

This will be an interactive session. Please prepare ahead of time by reading the 3 articles listed below:


Physical Examination of Knee Ligament Injuries


Non Contact ACL Injuries


Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability

Elizabeth Matzkin, MD @ BWH

Luke Oh, MD @ MGH


7-8 PM EST

Open House:

Happy Hour with HCORP Residents


Direct questions to


noncontact_anterior_cruciate_ligament_injuries_.3.pdf967 KB
physical_examination_of_knee_ligament_injuries.4.pdf478 KB
diagnosis_and_management_of_traumatic_anterior.3.pdf696 KB