The Philadelphia Hand Center has an opening for a full time clinical research fellow beginning immediately. As an academic teaching affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University, The Hand Center affords the fellow the opportunity to work directly with world-renown faculty in the field of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. A one year commitment will be required, with the possibility for a second year extension.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your academic leadership and communication skills, as the fellow is tasked with overseeing projects for all seven PGY6-level clinical fellows as well as the numerous rotating medical students from the surrounding areas. It is expected that the fellow will develop a highly prolific research portfolio by the completion of the fellowship.

Additional benefits include:

  • Exposure to operative cases and to clinic visits tailored to the research fellow's own interest and associated projects.
  • Attending weekly didactic conferences presented by renown faculty and clinical fellows
  • Networking with investigators from other institutions. The research fellow serves as the primary contact with the principle investigators and research personnel on various multi-center trials. Collaborating sites from this past year include Mass General, Mayo Clinic, UPenn, Dailhouse (Canada) and the University of Michigan, among others
  • The roles of the research fellow will include: retrospective and prospective data collection, patient enrollement and outcome evaluation, data analysis, IRB preparations, helping to prepare research journal club for clinical fellows, abstract and manuscript preparation. The fellow is also encouraged to work independently and to generate their own research questions and hypotheses.

Applicant requirements:

  • Orthopaedic or plastic surgery residents interested in pursing a hand surgery fellowship, recently graduated medical doctor interested in pursuing a career in orthopaedics, plastics and/or hand surgery and medical students interested in pursuing an orthopaedic residency, .

Interested applicants, please email the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • -USMLE Board I & II
  • -Medical School transcript
  • -2 letters of recommendation
  • -A personal statement why you would like to pursue a year of research and your career goals.

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