Rush Orthopedics Adult Joint Reconstruction Research Fellowship 2023-2024

1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #39436 by levine.research
Position Title: Clinical Research Assistant
Duration: 1 year
Location: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL
Start Date: ~June 2023
Salary: Monthly pay provided

Dr. Brett Levine and Dr. Tad Gerlinger are seeking ambitious US medical students between years three to four interested in pursuing a year-long clinical research fellowship at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Levine and Dr. Gerlinger both work in the renowned Joint Reconstruction Division at Rush. This unique position allows the research assistant to work closely with attendings, fellows, residents, and faculty at Rush, gaining valuable exposure to Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction surgery. The research assistant will have opportunities to assist attendings with completing research projects, publications, and presentations of research at various conferences.

Prerequisites for the position include:
- Ability to start on campus within the recommended time frame
- Successful completion of third year of medical school prior to start date
- Strong motivation for a career in Orthopaedic surgery
- Evident interest in research and strong academic record
- MUST be extremely organized and detail-oriented
- MUST have strong communication skills
- MUST be able to self-manage and work independently
- MUST be able to work efficiently with clinical staff and multidisciplinary teams
- MUST be currently in the U.S. 

Research responsibilities include:
- Coordination of the principal investigators' research projects
- Consenting patients for studies, follow-up with patients in clinic or by phone, and administration of research study pre-operative and post-operative forms and exams
- Data entry into EMR platforms and uploading of research documents to electronic platforms
- Enrolling patients into the research database and maintaining weekly lists of surgical research cases
- Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Drafting/editing/production of Orthopaedic manuscripts and abstracts along with preparation of posters/presentations for conferences
- Interface and coordination of projects with attendings, fellows, residents, and other research personnel 

Benefits of the position:
- The research assistant should expect to have multiple papers/abstracts/presentations accepted or in publication by the end of the research year
- Enhance competitiveness for a position in Orthopaedic surgery residency
- Opportunities to collaborate with Joint Reconstruction attendings, fellows, residents, and other research personnel
- Opportunities to observe surgical procedures and master physical exam Orthopaedic assessments
- Opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds and Joint Reconstruction Conferences
- Opportunities to present research at national Orthopaedic surgery conferences
- Dr. Levine and Dr. Gerlinger fully expect their research assistants to match into Orthopaedic Surgery at one of their preferred residency programs. 

Interested applicants should send an email with the following items to our research team at:

1. A brief cover letter detailing your background and interest in the position
2. CV with USMLE Step 1 pass confirmation 
3. At least 1 letter of recommendation from a member of faculty at your medical school
4. Projected start date for the position in May/June 2023 

The application deadline is March 1, 2023. Applicants will be contacted as soon as their application has been received and considered on a rolling basis. Thank you for your interest in this position.
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