2023-2024 Orthopaedic Surgery Student Intern

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist / Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Kerry Danelson, PhD; Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, MSKI

Are you interested in spending a year doing research, gaining publications, and making connections in the orthopedic surgical community?

Kerry Danelson, PhD is seeking an ambitious medical student, between 3rd and 4th  Year, who is interested in clinical and basic science research to help coordinate multiple projects, be involved in data collection, analysis, and writing. This unique position provides a (blend of (80%) research and (20%) clinical) comprehensive experience.

Specifically, this is a flexible one-year opportunity focused on producing publishable manuscripts, spending time in the clinic and operating room, as well as learn how to conduct clinical and basic research. The student will spend time with multiple faculty members and interact with residents and medical students. Attendance to all educational opportunities within the organization (Grand Rounds, weekly resident lectures, labs, journal clubs, etc.) is highly encouraged. Additional goals include providing the intern with broad exposure to orthopaedics prior to residency and building strategic relationships within the profession. The intern will have regular meetings with faculty and can expect support and guidance toward achieving their career goals.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to start on campus within the recommended time frame
  • Successful completion of 3rd year of medical school prior to start date
  • Strong motivation for a career in orthopaedic surgery
  • Strong academic record
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Experience with statistical analysis is highly recommended but not required

Benefits of program:

  • Opportunities to be involved with the creation of abstracts, papers, and
  • Opportunities to collaborate with orthopaedic faculty, fellows, and residents
  • Opportunity to observe orthopaedic clinical and surgical procedures

Interested applicants should complete the application located at this link: https://redcap.link/2023_WFUSM_Ortho_Gap_Yr

Interns per year 1

Position Title: Student Intern

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Who: Medical students between 3rd and 4th  Year.

Where: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Winston-Salem, NC

When: Beginning June – July 2022

Salary: The current stipend is $30,000 divided over 12 months.

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are being accepted for one position. Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis. Earlier application submission is strongly advised.

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