The Adult Reconstruction Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in downtown Chicago is seeking a Clinical Research Fellow to start in June or July 2023. This is a 1 year, full-time position with salary and benefits. We are seeking motivated MD or DO students that are interested in taking a year to focus on research. The fellow will take an active role in managing the joints research program which includes prospective trials, large database studies, and institutional studies. The fellow will develop a strong skill set in clinical research and will be included in publications and presentations, situating them well for a competitive application to orthopaedic residency programs. 

This is a one-year mentored research fellowship position in orthopaedic clinical research in the area of hip and knee replacement.  

Duration: 1 year, starting June/July 2023 (flexible start date available) 

Adam Edelstein, MD is pleased to invite interested individuals to apply for this Clinical Research Fellowship at Northwestern. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team for a year in downtown Chicago.

The primary research mentor for the position is Adam Edelstein, MD, the Clifford C. Raisbeck Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. The mentor team also includes the following Adult Reconstruction surgeons at Northwestern: Linda Suleiman, MD (Assistant Dean of Medical Education), Kevin Hardt, MD (Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director), and David Manning, MD (Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program Director).  Collectively, this group has a highly productive clinical research program including prospective trials, large database studies, and institutional studies. In addition to clinical research, there is opportunity for basic and translational research involvement related to pathophysiology of arthritis for those interested. The adult reconstruction division has a dedicated research nurse and support from two departmental research coordinators. We expect that the research fellow will take an active role in new and ongoing research projects, and would develop a strong set of skills in orthopaedic clinical research. Furthermore, the fellow would be included on publications and presentations and be well situated with a competitive application for an orthopaedic residency. Specific duties would include literature review, project development, IRB preparation, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and manuscript submission. Prior experience with statistical analyses is preferred, but not required. The fellow will travel to conferences for presentation. 

The fellow will have the opportunity to attend all of our departmental lectures and conferences, and can engage with our students, residents, fellows, and faculty through such activities. The fellow will also have the opportunity to shadow in the clinic and operating room and gain valuable exposure to clinical orthopaedics. 

•We are seeking an MD or DO student that is taking a year for research (between M3 and M4, or after M4) and planning to subsequently apply for residency match in Orthopaedic Surgery. Mentorship will be provided to the research fellow regarding the match process.  

  • •This is a full-time, paid position with benefits.     

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2023, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested applicants may apply by emailing their CV, Step 1 & 2 scores (if available), two (2) letters of recommendation and a brief personal statement to Freddy Bueno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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