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Hughston Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for Medical Students

Are you interested in spending a year conducting research, achieving publication, and securing connections in the orthopedic surgical community? We are inviting third and fourth-year medical students who are interested in clinical and basic science research to help coordinate multiple projects, and to assist in data collection, analysis, and writing. The fellowship offers medical students who are interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career, a yearlong (blend of (70%) research and (30%) clinical) comprehensive musculoskeletal experience.

Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis.

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 research. The research fellows will spend time with multiple faculty and interact with residents and medical students. Attendance to all educational opportunities within the organization (Monthly Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, Journal Clubs and labs, weekly resident lectures, presentations, etc.) is highly encouraged. Additional goals include providing the students with broad exposure to orthopaedics prior to residency and building strategic relationships within the profession. The research fellows will have regular meetings with faculty and the Research Chair and can expect support and guidance toward achieving their career goals. Completion of the orthopaedic research fellowship guarantees a residency interview with the ACGME accredited Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Residency Program (https://al.hughston.com/jack-hughston-memorial-hospital/graduate-medical-education/).

The current stipend is $25,000 divided over 12 months. Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis. Earlier application submission is strongly advised.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. CV (to include Step 1 score and Step 2 score if available)

  3. Unofficial medical school transcript

Columbus, GA is a great city with lots to offer and the cost of living is very reasonable. Columbus is an hour and a half south of Atlanta (major airport and attractions) and 4 hours from the Georgia or Florida coastline. Please visit https://visitcolumbusga.com/ for more information about Columbus.

For information, please contact: Chair of Research for Hughston Clinic, Brent Ponce, MD – email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Belinda Klein, Executive Director of the Hughston Foundation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 706-494-3326

Website link: https://hughston.com/hughston-foundation/education/fellowships/hughston-orthopaedic-research-fellowship-for-medical-students/