The Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore invites all interested and qualified individuals to apply for a two-year orthopaedic research fellowship position with Michael Mont, M.D., Ronald Delanois, M.D., and Harpal Khanuja, M.D. 

This is a salaried position that will begin on or before July 1, 2011 and is open to all candidates who will be medical school graduates by that time. It presents an opportunity to work with national and international leaders in the areas of total joint replacement and osteonecrosis, to assist with FDA trials of new drugs and devices, to gather and analyze data, to attend and present your work at regional and national conferences, and to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Previous fellows have published multiple PubMed-listed articles and have presented at the annual AAOS meetings during their fellowships. This is an excellent way to improve your CV and increase your chance of matching with an orthopaedic residency. Almost all of the previous fellows, including IMGs, have successfully entered U.S. orthopaedic residency programs. 

The formal job posting follows:

ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics - Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement 

GOALS: 

  • Investigate basic science and clinical aspects of total joint arthroplasty and preservation.
  • Prepare manuscripts and textbook chapters.
  • Participate in research meetings, seminars, journal clubs, symposia, and professional society meetings.

PREREQUISITE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OR CREDENTIALS:
 
• Recent medical graduates, residents, physicians and scientists interested in conducting basic science and clinical research in the field of orthopaedics. 

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM (may include research projects, conferences and meetings): 
• The term of research fellowship will be 2 years. Research fellows will work on research projects, primarily on a self-directed basis, with an emphasis on total joint reconstruction. 
• Fellows will demonstrate proficiency in the varied aspects of basic and clinical research including study design, IRB compliance, informed consent, data collection, data analysis, statistics, oral presentation, and manuscript preparation. 
• The fellows will be responsible for a minimum of one study to be completed for presentation at a local, regional, national or international research or professional society meeting and/or submission for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION: 

• The fellows will work under the direction of Michael A. Mont, M.D., Director, Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement; Ronald E. Delanois, M.D., Fellowship Director; and, Harpal Khanuja, M.D., Director of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. 

Application: Please send your application materials by April 1st (CV, Personal Statement, Board scores, at least 2 Letters of Recommendation) to BOTH of the following email addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We expect to interview candidates on a rolling basis in April 2010. 

Program Director: 
Michael A. Mont, M.D. 

For more information please contact either of the current fellows: 

Aaron Johnson, M.D.
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410-601-8404

Qais Naziri, M.D. 
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410-601-8502

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