[Filled] Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center Orthopaedic Research Fellowship

2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 1 week ago #39608 by PhillyHand2ShoulderCenter
Overview: The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC) and the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation is accepting applications for a one-year research fellowship position starting in June to August 2023. Preference will be given to 3rd year and 4th year medical students, unmatched 4th year medical students, and medical school graduates with both an interest in and familiarity with clinical research.The Research Fellow will work closely with residents, fellows, attendings, and hand therapy colleagues to complete high quality research studies in a busy private/academic practice. Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue and publish clinical, biomechanical, anatomical, and basic science research to build their CV and gain experience in orthopaedic surgery.

The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center has 7 clinical hand surgery fellows each year, all of which are responsible for publishing at least one manuscript. In addition to being involved with each hand surgery fellow’s project, the Research Fellow will have opportunities to originate novel research, craft and develop research methodologies and protocols, write/apply for IRBs and grants, write and publish book chapters/review articles as well as presenting at regional and national conferences. The Research Fellow would be expected to submit and publish at minimum 10 manuscripts during the year.

The fellowship also provides the Research Fellow with opportunities to partake in didactic conferences, journal clubs, cadaveric dissections, surgical skills training, as well as industry sponsored events with the hand surgery fellowship class. Most importantly, the Research Fellow will gain mentorship that will extend beyond the year spent at the Hand Center.   

Number of Positions: 1

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

Stipend: Full time salary

Timeline: June to August 2023 – June to August 2024

Location: Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, which is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital at 834 Chestnut Street Suite G114 (Remote access is also available)

About the Practice: The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC) is a world renowned hand practice that was started in 1973 and one of the oldest hand practices in the nation. Over the past 45 years, PHSC has trained over 250 hand surgery fellows and has been dedicated to clinical excellence, research, and education. The surgeons of PHSC are led by A. Lee Osterman, MD, who is a leader in hand surgery and a former President of the American Association for Hand Surgery.

Mentors: Andrew J. Miller, MD -  Director of Research for the Hand Center.

Other mentors include: A. Lee Osterman, MD; David S. Zelouf, MD; Stephanie Sweet, MD; Mark S. Rekant, MD; Eon K. Shin, MD; Leonid I. Katolik, MD; Sidney M. Jacoby, MD; Rowena McBeath, MD, PhD; Thomas J. Gillon, MD; Meredith N. Osterman, MD; Patrick M. Kane, MD; Kenneth A. Kearns, MD; Adam B. Strohl, MD; Matthew S. Wilson, MD

Information About Attendings: [url] www.hand2shouldercenter.com/our-physicians/ [/url]

Job Duties:
-          Manage PHSC prospective, retrospective, review, biomechanical, and anatomic studies with residents, fellows, attendings, and hand therapists.
-          Consent and enroll patients in prospective studies.-          Draft and submit IRB proposals and renewals.
-          Data collection and statistical analysis.
-          Write book chapters and review articles with attending mentors.
-          Prepare and submit research manuscripts for publication.

-          3rd year or 4th year medical students, unmatched 4th year medical students, medical school graduates interested in hand and upper extremity research
-          Strong academic record
-          Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
-          Prior research experience is preferred

Application Requirements:
1.       Cover Letter demonstrating you interest in pursuing a research fellowship at PHSC.
2.       Curriculum Vitae
3.       Letter of reference from a medical school mentor, and Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter if available.
4.       Please e-mail the above requirements to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line “2023-2024 Philadelphia Hand Research Fellow – (last name, First name)”

Interviews: Interviews will occur by phone or Zoom on a rolling basis starting at the end of March 2023.
Last edit: 2 months 1 week ago by PhillyHand2ShoulderCenter.

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2 months 1 week ago #39649 by PhillyHand2ShoulderCenter
Thank you to all that applied. This position has been filled.


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