Position Title: Orthopaedic Research Fellow

Duration: 1 year

Where: Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and affiliated hospitals, Toledo, OH, 43608

When: Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

Salary: Biweekly stipend

Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center is dedicated to providing excellent care for patients and top-tier education for its orthopaedic surgery residents. Those trained at St. Vincent’s embody a strong work ethic, develop a vast knowledge base, receive extensive exposure to orthopaedic pathology, and cultivate a myriad of technical skills. As the orthopaedic research fellow, you would work very closely with residents and faculty. Research fellows would have the freedom to work with attendings whose interests align with their own, and work with a diverse group of orthopaedic surgeon subspecialists. Applicants are required to have a very strong work ethic, excellent organization skills, as well as immense self-discipline and self-motivation. A strong interest in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery is also necessary. Those with previous publications in medical literature, or experience in roles related to research coordination would be preferred, although these are not pre-requisites. 

The ambitions of accepted research fellows will be fostered through opportunities to strengthen their application for residency, expose the fellow to clinical orthopedics and orthopaedic surgery, teach research skills that will be invaluable in for their career in medicine, and possibly even foster technical skills (DO/MD applicants only). The research fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their own research ideas, as well as help fulfill and complete ongoing projects. The research fellow will work very closely with residents and is expected to demonstrate a similar work ethic that is exhibited by all attendings and surgical residents in the program. The research fellow can expect to produce multiple, at minimum 10, published or presented works as an author throughout their year. 

Research Fellow Responsibilities:

-  Develop research ideas, review literature, and design studies.

-  Write and prepare manuscripts, posters, and presentations.

-  Facilitate manuscript/project submissions.

-  Present abstracts, posters, presentations.

-  Coordinate and conduct regular research meetings with faculty and residents

-  Delegate and coordinate with medical students who have an interest in orthopaedic surgery.

-  Educate and enroll patients in research studies (may involve calling patients).

-  Work with hospital research coordinators and IRB staff to receive project approval.

-  Collect, organize, and analyze collected clinical data (databases: Excel, Patient IQ, etc.).

-  Maintain research relationships with partnering institutions and attendings.

-  Work closely with PD and faculty to further their residency application (MD/DO applicants).

Application Process:

-  Interested applicants should submit a short application to the orthopaedic surgery program director, Richard Miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and cc previous research fellow, Amy Singleton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), current research fellow Sam Eaddy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the following: 

-  Statement of interest (limit to one paragraph, 250 words or less)

-  CV (include USMLE/COMLEX 1 and 2 scores)

-  Subject line reading: Orthopaedic Research Fellowship Application - [Full Name]

Any questions regarding the position can be directed to our previous orthopaedic research fellows at the above listed email addresses.