Visiting Medical Student Subinternship

For the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso will be participating in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) system.   

Visiting medical students will have the benefit of a full educational experience, designed to mirror the duties of a first-year resident. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of subspecialties within the department, including trauma, sports, pediatrics, reconstruction, tumor, and hand.  

Students will be treating patients at University Medical Center of El Paso (the area’s only Level I Trauma Center), El Paso Children’s Hospital, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (the Fort Bliss Army hospital) and additional outside hospitals in the region.   

During the rotation, students are welcome and encouraged to attend all resident academics, wellness sessions, journal clubs, and group hangouts. Students participate in daily inpatient rounds, operative cases, and outpatient clinics. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow residents during overnight call during the rotation.  

At the end of the rotation, visiting medical students will prepare a 10 to 15-minute presentation to the program at our academic conference. 

We highly encourage you to explore our website, including Why Choose Us?, Living in El Paso, FAQs, News and Updates, and follow us on social media (Links) to learn more about our exciting program. We look forward to you rotating with us here at TTUHSC El Paso!   

Preferred Dates

TTUHSC El Paso will be accepting sub-internship electives through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation from June 2023 to April 2024 for the upcoming school year. Please consider rotating prior to November if you plan on rotating and applying to our program. An “audition” rotation at our program is not a prerequisite for an interview invitation. 

Contact Us 

Medical Student Sub-Internship Director:
Norman Ward, M.D.
Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, TTUHSC El Paso 

Residency Program Coordinator:
Esli Medina 
Program Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, TTUHSC El Paso

Resident Medical Student Coordinator:
Cole Patrick, M.D. 
Resident, PGY-3, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, TTUHSC El Paso