Rush Orthopedics Adult Joint Reconstruction Research Fellowship 2019-2020

Dr. Brett Levine and Dr. Tad Gerlinger invite 3rd year medical students and 4th year graduating medical students to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center.

This annual fellowship is awarded to a rising fourth-year or recently graduated medical student who has demonstrated a keen interest in orthopaedics and is a competitive future candidate for a residency in orthopaedic surgery.  The research fellow works directly under Dr. Levine. He or she will function as a research coordinator for any new or ongoing projects. This involves leading his or her own studies as well as functioning as a co-investigator on collaborative ventures with residents, fellows, and attendings here at Rush and at other sites. Responsibilities and daily activities include: developing research hypotheses and performing literature reviews; composing research protocols; drafting and submitting IRB proposals; interacting with, recruiting, and examining patients in clinic; collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical research data; preparing and submitting results for academic publication and presentation to peers.

The position also provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to learn and hone clinical exam skills; to observe and partake in surgeries; and to attend weekly lectures and conferences with Rush orthopaedic residents, fellows and faculty. This research position is unique in that the  fellows interact with a world-renowned joint surgeon on a daily basis. The nature of the position makes excellent organizational and communicational skills paramount. Applicants are selected based on research experience and medical school performance. The chosen applicant typically begins the summer after third-year rotations are completed or graduation and works for one calendar year. The position is salaried.

Interested candidates should sent a CV and brief letter of interest to the current research fellow Faisal Akram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Rush Orthopaedic Division of Adult Joint Reconstruction 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: Rush Orthopedics Adult Joint Reconstruction Research Fellow
Positions: 1
Duration: Approximately May 27th 2019 - June 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.
- Coordinate medical student, resident, and Joint fellow's research efforts.

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

- Orthopaedic surgery residency application support including letter of recommendation and research year at one of the top-4 orthopaedic programs in the US.

-Paid research fellowship position with healtcare, dental, and vision benefits

Deadline: March 15th, 2019