2018-2019 Sports Medicine Research Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center – Dr. Nikhil Verma

Position Title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Positions:  2

Duration: 1 year

Who: US medical students between M2/M3 or M3/M4 interested in Orthopedic Surgery. Only USA students will be considered. 

Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Division of Sports Medicine, Chicago, IL.

When: Beginning Approx. June 2018

Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Under the direction of Dr. Nikhil Verma

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Director of Clinical Research



Duties of the research coordinator will include:

  • Coordination of all research projects including both clinical and biomechanical projects
  • Dissection/Testing of cadaveric specimens for research purposes
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Drafting and assisting in the writing/editing of sports medicine/orthopedic 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
  • Strong academic record

 Benefits of the position:

  • The fellow should expect to have 10-20 publications/chapters/abstracts by the end of the research year
  • This will undoubtedly bolster and enhance competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • The ability to collaborate with Sports Medicine Fellows, orthopaedic residents, and other sports attendings
  • Opportunities to observe surgical procedures
  • Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Sports Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Cadaver Labs
  • Opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic Conferences

Dr. Verma 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.

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