New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts University School of Medicine

This is a research fellowship designed for medical school graduates, preferably with advanced orthopaedic surgical training who wish to enhance their orthopaedic research experience. This structured two-year, full-time, paid fellowship offers the opportunity to work alongside orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons at one of the world’s leading orthopaedic specialty hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. Up to four fellowships will be available.

Description of Fellowship

Each research fellow will be paired with one or more surgeon investigators and work on research projects focused on, but not limited to, joint replacement or spinal surgery. Fellows will be responsible for completing a minimum of two studies, of sufficient quality for presentation at a local, national or international professional society meeting and/or submission for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. There may be the opportunity to contribute to textbook chapters and other publications.

Fellows are provided guidance by Research department staff in all aspects of clinical research. This would include human subjects protection and privacy, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission processes and compliance, study design, informed consent, data collection methodologies, data analysis and biostatistics, presentation and manuscript preparation. Fellows will be supported when needed by our medical librarian.

Each fellow will have substantial independence while being directed by the assigned surgeon mentor(s). Fellows are expected to collaborate with orthopaedic surgical fellows and residents. Additionally, there are very often opportunities to collaborate with other specialties that work closely with the orthopaedic team including, radiology, infectious disease, cardiology and pathology and others.

As time allows, fellows will have the opportunity to shadow their surgeon researcher in the clinic and operating room. Fellows will be encouraged to attend all other regularly scheduled educational conferences at the New England Baptist Hospital.

English language writing and speaking proficiency absolutely required.

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