Dr. Scott D. Martin is currently inviting third-year medical students (MS3) to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard teaching hospital. The selected Research Fellow will be the 8th matriculate to go through this program, one of the longest running research fellowships in the country.

Executive Summary:

Application deadline: February 23, 2020

Review: rolling basis, early application is favorable

Eligibility: Rising MS4 (completed MS3, gap year between MS3 and MS4)

Position: Research Fellowship, Clinical

Where: Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine

Who: Dr. Scott Martin, Director, Joint Preservation Service, Director, MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Team Physician for New England Patriots, Head Team Physician for New England Revolution

Start: approximately mid-May 2020

Duration: approximately 1 year

Compensation: Salary, including full benefits


This is an extremely competitive fellowship that is awarded to one (1) rising fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated a keen interest in orthopaedics and is a competitive candidate for orthopaedic residency.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to supercharge his or her application for the orthopaedic residency match. This research position is unique in that the medical student interacts with a nationally-recognized orthopaedic surgeon on a daily basis. Furthermore, this position is unique in that it is a clinical research fellowship, so that the position provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to learn and hone clinical exam skills; to observe and partake in surgeries; and to attend lectures and conferences with orthopaedic residents and faculty.

This Research Fellowship has a huge project pipeline and will result in several published manuscripts, book chapters, technique videos, and conference posters and podium presentations at National and International conferences. The Research Fellow formal programming includes: orthopaedic resident surgery anatomy course, grand rounds, sports teaching conferences, seminars, professional meetings, and development training courses.

The Research Fellow works directly with Dr. Scott Martin on all matters. He or she will lead and manage the entire Research Group. The Research Fellow will have two primary responsibilities: writing publications and conducting prospective clinical trials in clinic. The Research Fellow will be a co-investigator on all projects with residents, fellows, and attendings at MGH and BWH, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Health Care Center at Gillette Stadium.

Responsibilities and daily activities include:

Applicants are selected based on research experience and medical school performance, as well as enthusiasm and interest. The nature of the position makes excellent organizational and communication skills paramount.


The selected applicant typically begins the summer after third-year rotations are completed and works for one calendar year before returning to finish their fourth year and apply to residency.

Preferred Skills:

Application Process:

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Application deadline: February 23, 2020

Review: rolling basis, early application is favorable

The application deadline is February 23, 2020. But it is highly recommended that individuals submit their applications before that time, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested individuals should submit a short application, consisting of:

The application should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With a subject line of: “Ortho Research Fellowship—Applicant’s Name”

First round interviews will begin at the end of January 2020.

Finally, all questions regarding the Research Fellowship, application, or application process can be directed to this email