Academic Observership: Visiting International/US Physician's Program (VIP)

The VIP Program at NYU Langone Health’s NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital is an academic observership for foreign and domestic physicians with an interest in orthopedic surgery. Candidates interested in participating in this program must have graduated Medical School and have an M.D. degree. It is necessary that the applicant be a current Orthopedic Surgery Resident or a Physician who has completed Orthopedic Surgery Residency.

The Department of Orthopedic 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 orthopedic techniques available at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital 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. Observership must be at least one week in duration and cannot exceed 30 days. 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.

Application Forms

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.

VIP Application Form

Academic Observer Form

For more information about the VIP program please contact

Sandra Martinez
VIP Coordinator
(212) 263-7198