The Gillette Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship is a fully funded, year-long fellowship program intended for medical students and recent medical school graduates interested in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery. Fellows will participate in clinically informed pediatric orthopaedic research and gain experience in all facets of research activities, including design, implementation, and dissemination. In addition to active participation in research, fellows will have the opportunity to attend daily didactic educational sessions within the department of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, observe clinical and surgical treatment of children with complex spine conditions, and receive mentorship from our clinical and research team.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV, transcript (can be unofficial), and cover letter that addresses the points below with your application:

  1. Prior experience with research, scientific writing, and/or literature review.
  2. Your goals and expectations for this one-year research fellowship at Gillette Children's.
  3. How this one-year research fellowship may help you achieve your ultimate career plans in medicine. 


Compensation & Benefits

The hourly wage for this opportunity is $22/hour. Hourly pay just one part of the compensation package for employees. Gillette supports career progression and offers a competitive benefits package that includes a retirement savings match, tuition and certification reimbursement, paid time off, and health and wellness benefits.


Major Challenges

  • Make significant contributions to multiple research projects, which may include design of the research protocol, attaining human subjects approvals, collaboration and communication among the research team, and engagement in data analysis.
  • Lead dissemination efforts, resulting in submission of abstracts for presentation at a scientific conference and/or submission of a peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication.
  • Manage timelines for ongoing projects while maintaining a weekly schedule comprised of team conferences, clinic, and mentorship meetings.
  • Meet internal and external deadlines to ensure consistent progress on ongoing projects, including research activities, presentations, manuscripts, grant proposal development, and other collaborative work.


Major Job Responsibilities

The fellow will be involved in a variety of research projects designed to answer questions and solve problems in the areas of pediatric spine, patient safety and healthcare quality and value, as well as medical economics. Completed projects will be submitted for publication in high-quality journals and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.



Required (by Fellowship start date on or around July 1, 2024):

  • Fellows will have completed their third year of medical school. Exceptional candidates who have completed their second year of medical school will also be considered.
  • Fellows will be in good academic standing and have an interest in pursing a career in orthopaedics or spine surgery.


  • Fellows will have prior experience in scientific writing, literature review, and/or experience engaging in research.



Gillette Children’s is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team, as we know that the diverse experiences of our employees make Gillette a stronger and better organization. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where all patients, families and staff are welcomed and valued. We believe diverse perspectives and identities foster excellence, improve patient care and are essential for Gillette to fulfill its mission. Our team members collaborate to help patients of all backgrounds and abilities reach their full potential.

Gillette Children's is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of an individual's race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or gender identity, military status or any other class protected by federal, state or local laws.

Gillette Children’s is a global beacon of care for patients with brain, bone and movement conditions that start in childhood. Our research, treatment and supportive technologies enable every child to lead a full life defined by their dreams, not their diagnoses.

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