Title: Research Fellow
Duration: 1 year (12 months)
Eligibility: US medical students between their M3/M4 years
Where: Tufts Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Who: Dr. Matthew Salzler, Chief of Sports Medicine, Director of Orthopaedic Research, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts Medicine 
When: April/May (flexible)

Dr. Matthew Salzler, Director of Orthopaedic Research and Chief of Sports Medicine leads the research effort in conjunction with many driven residents. In addition, to research in the department of sports medicine, the department boasts a robust joints research program with our close affiliation with New England Baptist Hospital. There are also projects ongoing in the trauma department backed by Dr. Scott Ryan, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma, at our level one trauma center. All other departments at our medical center actively engaged in research studies.  The department has enjoyed successful research output in recent years. From July 2021-July 2022 the department had over 48 papers published across the network, along with 10 poster and 6 podium presentations at the AAOS annual meeting. Numerous projects were also presented at local and regional conferences as well as subspecialty national meetings. We are also actively involved in 2 NIH and 1 industry-funded clinical trial. 

We are excited to welcome a medical student to join us as a full time member of our team. The research fellow will work closely with our full time research project coordinator, medical students, orthopaedic residents, and orthopaedic attendings. Undoubtedly this position will provide the fellow with invaluable research skills and enhance competitiveness for an orthopaedic residency position. 

Please be advised this position is not eligible for a J1 Visa. 

Collaboration and coordination on all ongoing projects within the department with the Research Project Coordinator
Designing new proposals, investigating new project feasibility, performing literature reviews
Co-authoring primary research, review articles, book chapters
Data Analysis
Submitting manuscripts, managing revisions, & edits as appropriate
Manage and mentor junior medical students, liaison between medical students and orthopaedic residents or attendings
Preparation of presentation materials for regional & national conferences
Data monitoring and supervision as required
Assist with IRB submission and revisions as required   

Required Skills:
Detailed oriented and organized
Must be able to multitask and balance many competing projects and priorities
Must be able to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams
Must be team oriented

Interest in orthopaedic surgery and desire to pursue a residency in the field 

Preferred skills:
Experience in clinical research
Familiarity with statistical software 

Benefits of the position:
Should expect to have at least 20 papers/abstracts/presentations by the end of the research year
Enhance competitiveness for a position in Orthopaedic surgery residency Networking and developing interpersonal skills with residents & attendings at Tufts Medicine
Attend resident morning conferences, grand rounds, & journal club  
Opportunity to observe surgical procedures
Opportunity to present research at national
Orthopaedic surgery conferences
Experience the city of Boston, a hub of healthcare and biomedical industry 

Cover Letter
Step 1 & Step 2 scores if available (or proof of pass)
Medical school transcript
Letter of good academic standing from dean’s office 

Please send all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with email subject line "Research Fellowship Position".