University of Maryland--Spine Research Fellowship

4 years 7 months ago #36494 by UMDorthospine
Position: Orthopaedic Spine Research Fellow
Salary: Unpaid with potential for financial support through Grants currently in process
Health/Dental insurance: Available for purchase through University of Maryland
Where: University of Maryland Medical Center
When: Beginning Spring/Summer 2019
Duration: Academic year 2019-2020

We invite highly motivated current 3rd and 4th year medical students to apply for a one-year research fellowship position in the Spine Division of Departments of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland starting spring/summer 2018. This position is a full-time research fellowship that will provide applicants with significant opportunities for manuscript publications, design and implementation of new research projects, poster presentations at various conferences, networking, and more. This is an excellent opportunity for current medical students to strengthen their applications for a match in an orthopaedic surgery residency. Applicants can expect to produce 7-10 manuscripts for publication, 2-3 manuscripts for first author publication, numerous abstracts/posters presented, and 2-5 book chapters for publication.
You will be one of two research fellows for the Spine Division. You both will work closely on all projects and will be responsible for leading, managing, and developing all research going on in the spine Division. If needed, there is additional support for statistics within the department.
Research topics will be primarily clinical in nature, and will range in nature from smaller institutional retrospective studies to industry sponsored multi-centered prospective studies. All research fellows will work under the direction of Drs. Steven Ludwig, Daniel Gelb, Kelley Banagan, and Eugene Koh.

• Strong motivation for a career in medicine
• Proven interest in research
• Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
• Must be self-motivated
• Strong academic record

Benefits of the position:
1. Authorship on all papers that he/she significantly contributes to
2. Ample opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic/Ortho Spine Medicine Conferences
3. Opportunity to network within UMMC system and collaborating universities
4. Numerous opportunities to enhance their CV’s for residency program applications
5. All fellows will have opportunities to attend resident education lectures and grand rounds
6. Opportunity to take call with current UMMC residents

Responsibilities and daily activities
Performing literature reviews
Developing research hypotheses
Composing research protocols
Drafting and submitting IRB proposals
Interacting with and recruiting patients in pre-op
Interacting with industry sponsors and other research coordinators at different sites
Collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical research data
Preparing and submitting results for academic publication and presentation.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send a Cover Letter, CV, medical school transcript and USMLE Step 1 (and, if available, Step 2) test scores, and potential start date to Please put “Orthopaedic Research Fellowship Application” in the subject line of the email. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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4 years 6 months ago #36537 by UMDorthospine
FAQ we have been getting: Yes, we are still accepting applications. Interviews will occur week of Mar 18 or Mar 25th.

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