Dr. Singh is seeking an ambitious 3rd year medical student or 4th year medical student who did not match. The canditate should be nterested in a year-long clinical research fellowship.

Position Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Duration: 1 year
Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Spine Service. Chicago, IL.
When: Beginning Approx. March - June 2019
Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Under the direction of Dr. Kern Singh
Attending Spine Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center


Duties of the research coordinator will include:
Coordination of all research projects

Statistical analysis of data
Understanding and learning cost-analyses
Submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Drafting and assisting in the writing/editing of spine surgery book chapters and textbooks

Specific Prerequisites and Characteristics of the coordinators should include:
Strong motivation for a career in orthopaedic surgery
Proven interest in research
MUST be extremely organized
MUST be detail oriented
MUST be able to self manage
Strong academic record

Benefits of the position:
The fellow should expect to have 10-20 publications by the end of the research year - we do not leave you elft out as author if you have worked on the project
The fellow should expect 40+ abstract acceptances at major spine society conferences
Fellow will have the ability to be 1st author on all papers that he/she significantly contributes to
The ability to collaborate with Spine Surgery Fellows, orthopaedic residents, and other spine attendings
Opportunities to observe surgical procedures (project permitting)
Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Spine Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Cadaver Labs
Opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic/Spine Conferences

This will undoubtedly bolster and enhance competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency

Additionally, Dr. Singh is on the residency selection committee and can offer insight into the application process, letters of recommendation and strengthening the applicant’s candidacy.

Dr. Singh expects all applicants to be able to match into Orthopedic Surgery and will help the candidate during the match process.

Interested candidates should send a brief Cover Letter, CV (with USMLE step I and/or II scores), and expected starting date to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: 12:00 A.M. March 1st, 2010
Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner your application is submitted, the more likely you are to attain the position.

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