Orthopaedic Trauma Research Fellowship

2 years 7 months ago #38483 by CSpitler
Position: Orthopaedic Trauma Research Fellowship

The Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology is seeking highly qualified 3rd (gap year) or 4th year (unmatched) US medical students who are interested in a year-long clinical research fellowship to augment their orthopaedic surgery residency application and provide a solid foundation for a future career in academic orthopaedics. Please view our brochure for more information.

Duration: 12-months (with a possibility of a second year)

Compensation: $25,000 stipend

Where: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. UAB is one of the highest volume trauma centers in the country, and this clinical volume provides ample opportunities to answer research questions that will continue to push the field of orthopaedic surgery forward. You will work within the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology’s research program but have contact with other divisions and have the opportunity to participate in a few projects with other department leaders in an effort to provide a well-rounded experience and the opportunity to network throughout the department. You are encouraged to attend all resident didactic sessions in order to facilitate learning.

When: Approx. start July 1 2021. Some flexibility on a case-by-case basis.

Duties of the Research Fellow Include:
-Enrollment and follow-up of patients in prospective clinical trials
-Collaboration/data collection with orthopaedic residents, fellows, and attendings on retrospective projects
-Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
-Collaborate with departmental epidemiologist to provide statistical analysis
-Drafting and submitting abstracts and manuscripts to conferences and journals (e.g. JOT, JBJS, JAAOS, CORR)

-Improve your orthopaedic surgery residency application
-Participate in weekly mentorship and research education meetings with the orthopaedic trauma service, departmental grand rounds, M&M, and the orthopaedic residency didactic education.
-Fellows should expect at least 5-10 publications and abstract submissions depending on the individual’s motivation and work ethic as well as the ability to be the first author on several projects
-Opportunities to present research abstracts at major orthopaedic conferences
-Networking opportunities with residents, fellows, and attendings
-Observe in clinic and the OR

Our goal is to mentor our fellows so that they are able to strengthen their CV, and find mentors in order to achieve the goal of matching into Orthopaedic Surgery residency. Additionally we are dedicated to educating our students and providing personalized guidance during the process.

To apply, email your CV, and a 500-word personal statement to Clay A. Spitler, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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