We are seeking ambitious current 3rd and 4th year medical students to apply for a one-year research fellowship position in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine starting spring/summer 2018.

Position: Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellow

Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Where: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.

When: Beginning Spring/Summer 2018

We are seeking ambitious current 3rd and 4th year medical students to apply for a one-year research fellowship position in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine starting spring/summer 2018. This position is a full-time research fellowship that will provide highly motivated applicants with significant opportunities for publications, implementation and design of new research projects, networking, and shadowing. This is a tremendous opportunity for current medical students to strengthen their applications for a match in an orthopaedic surgery residency.

Research topics will primarily focus on outcome collection for surgical patients with shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee conditions. All research fellows will work under the direction of Dr. Eric Makhni and Dr. Vasilios Moutzouros.

Prior research fellows have been instrumental in the success of our research program and future fellows are expected to be highly productive as well. Applicants can expect to produce 10+ manuscripts for publication, including numerous first author publications.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Henry Ford Sports Medicine PROMIS Surgical Registry
  • Organizing and distributing patient-reported outcome questionnaires to pre- and post-operative patients
  • Collecting objective clinical data from surgical patients
  • Submitting IRB protocols and amendments and monitoring all IRB approval periods
  • Writing and submitting manuscripts to Orthopaedic journals (including target journals of JBJS, AJSM, CORR, and Arthroscopy)
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Helping co-author and edit sports medicine book chapters and review articles
  • Assisting in video creation for technique chapters

Qualifications:

  • Strong motivation for a career in medicine
  • Proven interest in research
  • Must be extremely organized
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to self-manage
  • Strong academic record

Benefits of the position:

  • The fellow should expect authorship on all papers that he/she significantly contributes to
  • Fellows will have numerous opportunities to enhance their CV’s for residency program applications
  • Fellows will gain insights and experience with the grant application process
  • Opportunities to observe surgical procedures (project permitting)
  • Ample opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine Conferences
  • All fellows will have opportunities to attend resident education lectures and grand rounds

How to Apply:

All interested candidates should send a Cover Letter, CV, medical school transcript and USMLE Step 1 test scores, and potential start date to current fellow, Peter Borowsky, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put “Orthopaedic Research Fellowship Application” in the subject line of the email. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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