Academic Observership: Visiting International/US Physician's Program (VIP)
The VIP Program at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) is an academic observership for foreign and domestic physicians with an interest in orthopaedic surgery. Candidates interested in participating in this program must have graduated Medical School and have an M.D. degree.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hosts visiting clinicians from several nations and within the U.S. throughout the year. These visits have a twofold benefit: VIPs learn about the state-of-the-art orthopaedic techniques available at HJD while sharing their own accrued knowledge and expertise with our faculty.
In order to participate in the VIP program, a physician must have a faculty sponsor. The sponsor will guide the VIP's stay and help them obtain the educational experience they desire. Length of visit, the location of the observership, and the specific activities the VIP will engage in will be agreed upon by the VIP and his/her faculty sponsor before the visit takes place.
Download the application form first for instructions on preparing your application package. Please contact us if you are unable to download these documents.
Note: VIP candidates must have a working knowledge of English, in both verbal and written communication.
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