The Rush Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Department is seeking an ambitious medical student between M3 and M4 who is planning on a year of research to better position themselves for an application to orthopaedic surgery residency.


Position Title: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Research Fellow
Positions: 1
Duration: Approximately June 2019 - May 2020 (flexible dates, 12 month commitment)
Location: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

- Conduct all aspects of prospective and retrospective surgical research.
- Write and edit manuscripts and textbook chapters.
- Submit manuscripts and abstracts for publication/presentation.
- Enroll patients in orthopaedic surgery studies in clinic and OR.
- Coordinate student and resident research efforts.

- Strong academic record.
- Demonstrated interest in research.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Strong sense of self-direction and initiative.
- Attention to detail.

- The candidate can expect 10 - 20 manuscript submissions and 15 - 30 abstract submissions based on productivity.
- Orthopaedic surgery residency application support including letter of recommendation and research year at one of the top-5 orthopaedic programs in the country.

- Plentiful opportunities for observation and participation in the orthopaedic clinic and OR.

Deadline: May 1st, 2019

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter, CV (with USMLE Step I and/or II scores), and several writing samples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those who pass an initial review will be contacted with information regarding the secondary application.

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