Dr. Singh is seeking an ambitious 3rd year medical student who is interested in a year-long clinical research fellowship.


Position Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Positions: 2
Duration: 1 year
Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Spine Service. Chicago, IL.
When: Beginning Approx. May-June 2017
Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Under the direction of Dr. Kern Singh
Attending Spine Surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center

Duties of the research coordinator will include:
- Coordination of all research projects
- Statistical analysis of data
- Understanding and learning cost-analyses
- Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Drafting and assisting in the writing/editing of spine surgery book chapters and textbooks

Specific Prerequisites and Characteristics of the coordinators should include:
- Strong motivation for a career in orthopaedic surgery
- Proven interest in research
- MUST be extremely organized
- MUST be detail oriented
- MUST be able to self manage
- Familiarity with SPSS, STATA, or other statistics software
- Strong academic record

Benefits of the position:
- The fellow should expect to have 10-20 publications by the end of the research year
- The fellow should expect 40+ abstract acceptances at major spine society conferences
- Fellow will have the ability to be 1st author on all papers that he/she significantly contributes to
- This will undoubtedly bolster and enhance competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency
- The ability to collaborate with Spine Surgery Fellows, orthopaedic residents, and other spine attendings
- Opportunities to observe surgical procedures (project permitting)
- Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Spine Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Cadaver Labs
- Opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic/Spine Conferences

Additionally, Dr. Singh is on the residency selection committee and can offer insight into the application process, letters of recommendation and strengthening the applicant’s candidacy.

Dr. Singh expects all applicants to be able to match into Orthopedic Surgery and will help the candidate during the match process.

Interested candidates should send a brief Cover Letter, CV (with USMLE step I and/or II scores), and expected starting date to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: 12:00 A.M. March 1st, 2018

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