The Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine invites third year medical students to apply for a one-year clinical research fellowship position starting Spring of 2019.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to strengthen their application for the Orthopedic Residency Match. The research fellow will be expected to work on numerous projects with several investigators; therefore, excellent organizational and communication skills are paramount. Duties include project design, scientific literature search, data collection, progress updates, and book chapter and manuscript preparation.

You will have the opportunity to work with six board-certified Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeons and the chance to spend time in Dr. Timothy E. Hewett’s Biomechanics lab. Working with Dr. Hewett’s team will give fellows a chance to focus on clinically relevant basic science research with a focus on ACL injuries and ACL injury prevention.

Our previous fellows have been prolific, with typically 10-15 accepted or published manuscripts and numerous abstracts accepted for presentation at national/international meetings during the year which they receive funding to attend. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to practice surgical skills and review relevant anatomy working in the cadaver lab with residents/attendings, take part in an online biostatistics course, and attend weekly didactic sessions in various disciplines within orthopedics to develop a strong fund of knowledge.

All 15 previous fellows have successfully matched in residency programs, and we are confident that our current fellows will match this year as well. If you have any additional questions regarding the fellowship, please contact ours current fellows Christopher Bernard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Devin Leland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You may also refer to the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine website for further information on the facility:

To apply, email your CV, two letters of recommendation, personal statement, picture, USMLE Step 1 score report, and medical school transcript to our current fellow Devin Leland.

For more information, you can view our fellowship information packet here:

Thank you for your interest in our position!

Aaron J. Krych, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Mayo Clinic