University of Utah Research Fellowship: Division of Orthopaedic Trauma

1 month 3 weeks ago #40007 by UofUtahResearchFellow
Position: Clinical Research FellowPositions: 1Duration: 1 yearLocation: University of Utah Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Division of Orthopedic Trauma – Salt Lake City, UTSalary – paid position The Orthopedic Trauma Division (Dr. Thomas Higgins, Dr. David Rothberg, Dr. Justin Haller, and Dr. Lucas Marchand) is looking for a motivated medical student to apply for a one-year research fellowship.  Only students from United States accredited MD programs will be considered for this position.  Fellows will have the opportunity to attend lectures, Grand Rounds, interact with residents/staff, and shadow in the clinic and OR.  This includes all of the lectures attended by the residents as well as access to our Surgical Knowledge and Integration (SKI) lab.  Furthermore, this fellows will have access to a biomechanics lab if this is an area of interest. Requirements: 
  1. Medical students with a strong interest in orthopaedic research and a planned career in orthopaedic surgery and academic medicine.
  2. Prior research experience preferred. Statistical experience strongly preferred.
  3. Ability to work independently and complete tasks in an efficient manner.
  Responsibilities:1.      Assist research coordinators with patient screening and enrollment for prospective studies2.      Submit protocols to the IRB for research fellow driven projects with the help of the research coordinators3.      Participate in weekly research meetings4.      Contact patients for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)5.      Processing of patient samples for basic science projects6.      Participation in large animal model creation and surgery7.      Drafting manuscripts and abstracts8.      Statistical/data analysis Study Opportunities:The orthopaedic trauma section at University of Utah is a nationally prominent program in trauma research, productive in national presentations and peer-reviewed publications. All faculty are active in the initiation and pursuit of both single institution and multi-center research studies.   The track record of completion and publication of research is well established.Research fellows should expect to participate in basic science projects, biomechanics, anatomical studies, cost analysis, database studies, retrospective reviews, multicenter trials, and prospective trials.  In exchange for their efforts, fellows should expect to publish/submit 10-15 papers by the end of their experience. How to Apply: Interested applicants should send the following items to with the email subject line as “Research Fellowship Position”. A list of references may be requested of interviewed applicants.1.      CV with Step Reports2.      Transcript with your grades3.      Statement of interest in the research position

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