.The University of Colorado Orthopedic Department is one of the nation’s top orthopedic programs, and the University of Colorado Hospital has been ranked the #1 hospital in Colorado 7 years running. The department has a robust research infrastructure and offers extensive opportunities to learn the basics of high-quality clinical research and participate in cutting-edge projects/publications. Our research continues to advance the field of orthopedics with technological advances and discoveries in orthopedic trauma care.


Our research team seeks a highly motivated medical student, researcher, or medical professional to apply for a year-long research fellowship in our program. This position will offer a vast array of research and educational opportunities: retrospective/prospective studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, multi-center trials, basic science research, journal clubs, labs, etc. Our previous fellows have been very successful in producing many posters, presentations, and manuscripts being accepted in regional, nation, and international meetings/journals during their fellowship. If desired, there are also many opportunities for experience in the clinic, operating room, and with the CU orthopedic surgery residency (but not required).

WHERE: University of Colorado, Anschutz medical campus, Aurora, CO DURATION: 1 year
WHEN: July 1, 2023

Nicholas Alfonso, MD
Jason Stoneback, MD

SEVERAL BENEFITS OF THIS FELLOWSHIP: [Publication, Leadership, National recognition]
1) Achieve First or co-authorship in several publications and abstracts.
2) Attain leadership roles and national exposure in the field of orthopedics.
3) Gain well-rounded experience in all aspects of the research process including roles in development of study questions, literature review, study design, IRB approvals, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, writing of manuscripts, and preparation of presentations.
4) Enhanced competitiveness for orthopedic surgery residency.

1) Data collection and management of a departmental prospective database.
2) Perform relevant literature reviews as needed.
3) Preparation, writing, and submission of manuscripts and abstracts.
4) Provide a wide range of support in research administration, IRB management, grant proposal, and publication tracking
5) Manage, organize, and collect data for multi-center research studies
6) Organize and present during orthopedic trauma journal clubs

1) Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software.
2) Sound written and oral communication skills.
3) Detail oriented and very organized; able to self-manage
4) Ability to work within teams and maintain professional composure in a dynamic work environment that often requires management and completion of multiple tasks.
5) Able to work independently as well as within a team
6) Demonstrates sound judgment and ability to apply logical/critical thought processes when developing solutions.
7) Displays a positive presence and interacts professionally with all levels of staff, outside collaborators, surgeons, and patients.

This research fellowship will undoubtedly bolster and enhance the applicant’s research portfolio and/or competitiveness to obtain a spot in an orthopedic surgery residency.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers .Position #00794626 – Requisition #25133 

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