Orthopaedic Surgery Visiting Medical Student Diversity Scholarship 2024

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center actively strives to recruit a diverse group of orthopedic residents who are interested in a rigorous and optimized residency training experience. This can only be accomplished by supporting a diverse applicant group.


Through the generosity of our Orthopaedic Alumni Association, we are pleased to offer a scholarship to provide financial assistance to two (2) students who wish to experience our program by rotating with us and whose backgrounds and/or identities are underrepresented in Orthopaedic Surgery.

The chosen applicants will be provided with a stipend of $1,200 to be used towards expenses occurred during the rotation.

Scholarship Includes:
Financial assistance: $1,200

Applicant Requirements:

-Must be an upcoming 4th year medical student

-Apply for the rotation through VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities) and upload all required VSLO documents

-Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from a professional reference who can describe your goals and academic experience

-Provide a personal statement (maximum 300 words) addressing how you plan to contribute to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery

-Background and/or identity is underrepresented in Orthopaedic Surgery

How to apply:

Submit VSLO application, email personal statement and letter of recommendation to Courtney Matlach, Residency Program Administrator at cmatlach@montefiore.org

Deadline for all required materials is May 10, 2024.

Selection Process:

Medical students underrepresented in Orthopaedic Surgery are encouraged to apply. Two students from this group will be selected for the scholarship. Selection of candidates will be based on academic achievements, leadership, academic research, orthopedic interest, and good academic standing.