The Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute invites medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2020. The Shoulder and Elbow service at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute values superior patient care, excellence in education, and research productivity. In line with these goals, we are seeking driven and self-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. Preference will be given to students who have completed their 3rd year of medical school. The opportunity requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of individuals, and elite-level organizational skills.

With opportunities to strengthening his/her application for orthopaedic residency, to expose the fellow to academic orthopedics, and to teach research skills that can be used to foster an academic career. The fellow will be directly involved in all facets of the research process including, development of study questions, literature review, study design, IRB approvals, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, writing of manuscripts, and preparation of presentations. Our previous fellows have been very productive and receive funding to attend national and international meetings to present their research. The Shoulder and Elbow division is comprised of eleven fellowship-trained, academically motivated surgeons. Fellows will spend substantial time in both the outpatient clinic and operating room setting. Fellows additionally have the opportunity to attend weekly didactic conferences and to interact routinely with residents and clinical fellows. The position is funded.

Research Duties:

  • Prepare manuscripts, textbook chapters, posters, presentations, and educational videos
  • Participate in research meeting, seminars, journal clubs, symposia, and professional society meetings
  • Manage and mentor student researchers
  • Provide research study education to participants as part of a study protocol
  • Develop research studies and designs
  • Compose research protocols, IRB documents and proposals
  • Collecting, organizing and analyzing collected clinical data

Submission Items:

Interesting applicants should submit a short application to our division research coordinator, Thema Nicholson, MSc (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and should include:

  • Cover letter/ brief statement of interest (limit to one paragraph)
  • CV (include step 1 score and step 2 score if available)
  • Unofficial medical school transcript
  • subject line reading: Rothman Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Research Fellowship- [Full Name]

If you have any additional questions regarding the fellowship, please contact our current fellows Manan Patel (manan.patel@rothmanortho) and Arjun Singh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The deadline for consideration is March 1st, 2020. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Thank you,

Surena Namdari MD, MSc
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Director of Shoulder & Elbow Research
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University 
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