A Spine Research Fellowship position at Rush University Medical Center with Dr. Kern Singh is available for 2023-2024.

Dr. Singh is seeking ambitious 3rd/4th year medical students who are interested in a year-long clinical research fellowship.

Position Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Positions: 2
Duration: 1 year
Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Spine Service. Chicago, IL.
When: Beginning Approx. May 2023
Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Under the direction of Dr. Kern Singh
Attending Spine Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center

Duties of the research coordinators will include:
- Coordination of all research projects
- Statistical analysis of data
- Understanding and learning cost-analyses
- Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Drafting and assisting in the writing/editing of spine surgery book chapters and textbooks
- Managing a team of research assistants

Specific Prerequisites and Characteristics of the coordinators should include:
- Strong motivation to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery
- Proven interest in research
- MUST be extremely organized
- MUST be detail oriented
- MUST be able to self manage
- Familiarity with SPSS, STATA, or other statistics software
- Must be ethical with strong moral character
- Strong academic record

Benefits of the position:
- The fellow should expect to have 10-20 publications by the end of the research year
- The fellow should expect 40+ abstract acceptances at major spine society conferences
- Fellows will have the opportunity to be 1st author on all papers that he/she significantly contributes to
- The ability to collaborate with spine surgery fellows, orthopaedic residents, and other spine attendings
- Opportunities to observe surgical procedures (project permitting)
- Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Spine Conferences, and Journal Clubs
- Opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic/Spine Conferences

This will undoubtedly bolster and enhance competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency

Additionally, Dr. Singh can offer insight into the application process, letters of recommendation and strengthening the applicant’s candidacy.

Dr. Singh expects all applicants to be able to match into Orthopaedic Surgery and will help the candidate during the match process.

Interested candidates should send a brief Cover Letter, CV (with USMLE STEP1 pass, STEP2 [if available]), and expected starting date to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Final Deadline: 12:00 A.M. March 30, 2023
(Applications will be considered on a rolling basis)

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