Dear M3s and M4s,

The Rothman Orthopedic Sports Medicine Division is seeking applications to fill three, year-long paid research fellowships beginning approximately in June 2022 at both our Philadelphia and Southern NJ locations. The opportunity is uniquely designed for outstanding M3/M4 students currently enrolled in US medical schools and targeting a career in the field of orthopedics.

Application Summary:

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022; Rolling basis

Eligibility: Rising M4 (completed M3) preferred

Position: THREE Clinical Research Fellowships

Where: Rothman Institute (Philadelphia and Southern NJ locations)

Who: Rothman Sports Medicine Division Attendings including Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, Dr. Fotios Tjoumakaris, Dr. Kevin Freedman, Dr. Christopher Dodson, Dr. Sommer Hammoud, Dr. Steven Cohen

Start: Approximately June 1, 2022

Duration: 1 year competitively salaried position

Research Duties/Benefits:

The Sports Medicine Research Fellow will be integrally involved in developing, coordinating and conducting research of the division of Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University. This position offers the unique opportunity to work closely with our dedicated faculty, clinical fellows and residents on 50+ new and ongoing research projects. Other duties of the research fellow include but are not limited to:

  • Writing and submitting publications
  • Develop research studies and designs
  • Compose research protocols, IRB documents and proposals
  • Submit IRB continuing reviews on existing projects
  • Enroll patients and maintain follow-up outcomes for ongoing prospective studies
  • Collecting, organizing and analyzing collected clinical data
  • Mange and mentor student researchers

Applicant Expectations:

The Rothman Institute is widely recognized as a leader in orthopedics research and is considered one of the most prolific in terms of producing orthopedic literature. As such, applicants can expect a high-paced, dynamic research environment with many opportunities to present at national and international conferences as well publish in various peer-reviewed journals. This position will undoubtedly increase the competitiveness of an application in orthopedic surgery as well as be a wonderful opportunity to network with Rothman surgeons. Applicants will have ample opportunities to attend weekly didactic/grand round lectures and shadowing in the OR with various Rothman attendings.

Applicants will be selected based on their medical school performance, previous research experience and general interest in the available positions. Skills and characteristics that will be highly valued include but are not necessarily required

  • Demonstration of exceptional organization and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Leadership experience and ability to work in a team
  • Previous experience with clinical research
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office
  • Statistical background and familiarity with statistical software
  • Familiarity with RedCap software
  • Familiarity with IRB documentation

Full Application Process:


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Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022

Review Process: Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis. Earlier application submission is strongly advised.

Submission Items: Interested applicants should submit a short application to above emails including:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV (to include Step 1 score and Step 2 score if available)
  • Unofficial medical school transcript
  • Subject line reading: Rothman Orthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship – [Full Name]

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Thank you!

Emma Johnson

Rothman Sports Medicine Research Fellow

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