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Position Summary:

Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is pleased to announce the BUSM Sports Medicine Research Fellowship for a motivated and exceptional 4th year medical student or recent medical school graduate interested in pursuing a one-year clinical and research opportunity. The ideal candidate for this one-year position will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Xinning Li (Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery) will serve as faculty mentor. Dr. Li is an experienced clinician-scientist with over 100 publications and 200 presentations at the regional, national and international level. The research fellow will report to Emily Curry (Research Project Manager). The Sports Medicine research team at BUSM has a proven track record of research productivity with >70 publications over the past 5 years. The research fellow will be an integral part of the research team and will have many opportunities for abstract submissions, podium or poster presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Additionally, the research fellow will be expected to attend department grand rounds, journal clubs, cadaver labs, resident education lectures and visiting professor events. There will also be opportunities for the research fellow to work with other attendings in the BU Orthopaedic department in both clinical observation setting and research. These faculty members include Paul Tornetta, III (Chairman - Trauma), Andrew Stein (Hand), Michael Kain (Hip), and Eric Smith / David Fercerro (Arthroplasty).

The selected research fellow will be interviewed and considered for residency at the BU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Li will provide the research fellow with both mentorship and advice on the residency application process.

Boston University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery:
www.bumc.bu.edu/orthopaedics/orthopaedic...y-residency-program/

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:
1. Perform literature searches, systematic reviews, and drafting research proposals.
2. Assists in completing Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and manuscript preparation.
3. Videotape and photograph interesting cases in the operating room to submit for publication.
4. Maintain REDCap Surgical Scheduling database.
5. Participate in quality improvement initiatives to streamline and improve processes related to surgical scheduling
6. Serve as a patient advocate and direct line of communication between surgical schedulers and patients.
7. Coordinates and oversees the collection, entry, verification, data management, and data reporting for research studies.
8. Assists in designing data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection of data forms.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of applicable software applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Knowledge of statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, or STATA).
• Ability to read and analyze scientific reports.
• Prior experience with conducting clinical research projects, preferably in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential.
• Strong analytical skills with organizational abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Must be a self-starter who possesses leadership qualities, tact, and discretion; and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
• Willing to adapt to change and take direction.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email both USMLE Step 1 and 2 Scores, CV, cover letter and two contacts for references to Emily Curry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by April 1st, 2018.

Start Date:
July 2018 to July 2019

Salary:
This position is part time with no benefits. It can also be arranged as a one-year research clerkship/internship through your medical school with a stipend. Arranging this position as an internship can help delay medical school graduation for unmatched 4th year medical students.
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