2019 Hospital for Special Surgery Pre-Medical Summer Internship with Dr. Altchek

Explore the opportunity to be mentored by renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Altchek, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Chief Emeritus of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. For the summer of 2019, a pre-medical/pre-health student-athlete from Harvard College Class of 2020 will be selected for this unique experience.


The summer intern will shadow Dr. Altchek in clinical consultations and surgical procedures in the operating room, a level of access previously only extended to post-residency Surgical Fellows. The summer intern will also participate in clinical research projects by collaborating with other physicians and medical students.


Dr. Altchek is the Medical Director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the NBA. He served as the Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team from 1999 to 2003 and was the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals, which sponsors the men’s professional tennis tour. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.


The summer intern will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $7,000. This position does not include housing. The internship will last 10 weeks based on an agreed upon start and end date with Dr. Altchek. Interested candidates should send the application, cover letter, and resume to Jess Perillo at jperillo@fas.harvard.edu by Sunday, February 24th, 2019.


Download Internship Application (fillable word document)


Posted 2.6.19