Visiting Medical Students

Introduction to Plastic Surgery

Fourth-year medical students interested in training at the University of Michigan may apply for a 4-week plastic surgery sub-internship from June through November as part of the visiting medical students program offered at the University of Michigan Medical School.

We welcome visiting students onto our team during their time at Michigan, and introduce them to a range of plastic surgery domains, including adult care, pediatric care, and craniofacial surgery.



Visiting sub-interns join two of our five primary teams (Adult RED, Adult BLUE, Adult SILVER, HAND, or Pediatric/Craniofacial GOLD), spending 2 weeks with each team. This schedule gives you the chance to dig in to a particular service for a couple of weeks, while still getting a diverse experience. You’ll join our care teams at Michigan Medicine's University Hospital.


You’ll spend 3 to 4 days per week in the OR and 1 to 2 days per week in clinic, providing an opportunity for some continuity of care along with direct interaction with faculty. Sub-interns also participate in educational conferences throughout the week, with the occasional sub-intern-only teaching session or breakfast.


You’ll receive an individual mid-rotation feedback session and an end-of-rotation feedback session with our faculty coordinator. We can provide a completed sub-internship evaluation form to your home school registrar once your rotation ends.


During the 4-week sub-internship, you’ll be on call for one Friday/Sunday weekend shift (until 6 p.m.) and one Saturday weekend shift. Sub-interns do not take call during the week.

You’ll also have two full weekends off during your sub-internship, giving you time to explore Ann Arbor — and maybe catch a football game!


It is very helpful to have a car to get around town, unless you’re staying within walking distance of the University Hospital. Ann Arbor also has a bike-sharing program and several ride-sharing options.

You must apply for the visiting student sub-internship through VSLO.

The 2024 University of Michigan AAMC VSLO catalog will be viewable starting on 2/1/24. The U-M Medical School screens applications and then sends them on to the Section of Plastic Surgery for review and selection. Students are selected on a competitive basis and rotations are only offered through VSLO. The Section of Plastic Surgery will not start reviewing applications until sometime after 3/15/24.

Learn more about the Visiting Students program at the U-M Medical School →

The Section of Plastic Surgery also participates in the Health Equity Visiting Clerkship program sponsored by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at Michigan Medicine.

Contact Us

For general questions about the Visiting Students Program at the U-M Medical School, contact the Visiting Students program coordinator.

For questions about the Plastic Surgery sub-internship for fourth-year visiting medical students, contact Dr. Jeffrey H. Kozlow, M.D., M.S. ([email protected]).