2019-2020 Rush University Sports Med - Clinical Research Fellowship - Dr. Nikhil Verma and Dr. Jorge Chahla

Position Title: Clinical Research Fellow
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

Dr. Nikhil Verma, Rush's Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Dr. Jorge Chahla together invite interested parties to submit an application for a clinical research fellowship at Rush University. Our team provides the unique opportunity to work for two leaders in orthopedic sports medicine, both of whom are seeking forward-thinking, self-driven students to advance their interests in orthopedic medicine by working in a fast-paced clinical research lab determined to produce high quality, novel research.

Current Areas of Active Research
- Return to Sport and Return to Play
- Biological Therapies (BMAC, PRP, amniotic products, etc)
- Patient Reported Outcomes
- Database Studies: Health Claims and National Registry Databases
- Procedure-Specific Outcomes and Complications
- Biomechanical Studies pertaining to the shoulder/knee
- Trends in Surgical Management

Position Title: Clinical Research Fellow
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

Specific Prerequisites and Characteristics We Look For:

  • Strong motivation for a career in orthopaedic surgery, with proven research interest
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong work ethic
  • Organized, detail-oriented, proactive and a self-starter
  • Strong interest in conducting biomechanical studies, coordinating randomized trials and conducting database research
  • Desire to become proficient in data analysis and utilize statistical principles


Benefits of the Position:

  • Expectation to publish 15-25 publications/chapters/abstracts at conclusion of research year
  • Bolstering of competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Collaboration with Sports Medicine Fellows, 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, 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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