Rush Orthopedics Adult Joint Reconstruction Research Fellowship 2020-2021


Position Title: Rush Orthopedics Adult Joint Reconstruction Research Fellow
When: Start May/June 2020 (12 month commitment)

Who: US medical students between M3/M4 or after M4 year interested in Orthopedic Surgery. Only USA students will be considered.
Location: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Salary: A salary and health benefits will be provided.



Dr. Brett Levine and Dr. Tad Gerlinger invite 3rd year 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.  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.

The position also provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to observe and partake in surgeries; and to attend weekly lectures and conferences with Rush orthopaedic residents, fellows and faculty.

The chosen applicant typically begins end of May or after third-year rotations are completed and works for one calendar year. The position is salaried.

Interested candidates: should send the following to the current research fellow Alex Sadauskas, MD at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

1) Step 1 score

2) Step 2 score

3) a brief CV

4) a paragraph (<200 words) describing their interest in the position 

Summary of Duties:
- 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.

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

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

The post will be removed once slot is filled.