School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics



Department of Orthopaedics






LSU Ortho Research Fellowship

This opportunity allows highly motivated students interested in orthopedics to spend a year integrated into our academic orthopedics department. You will constantly engage with faculty, residents, and department researchers as you learn the basic principles of research design, methodology, data analysis, and how to navigate the process from IRB application to manuscript submission. Beyond research, there are weekly opportunities for clinical exposure including surgery, clinic, and department conferences. There are 3 tracks available: basic science, pediatric orthopaedics, centered at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and adult orthopaedics, centered at the LSU medical school campus (however, all fellows will spend some time at each location).

  • 1 academic year (fall to summer) commitment
  • Develop and complete at least 2-3 independent research projects
  • Facilitate ongoing student/resident research projects where needed.
  • Manage research website content
  • Transport research materials, e.g. from OR to labs
    • Personal transportation required
  • Present your progress at monthly department research meetings
  • Attend weekly clinics and/or surgeries with various faculty members
  • Participate with the LSU Ortho student research committee
  • Participate in health disparities research (a department priority), including tissue bank projects, proposals, and grant submissions
  • Attend all department didactic/teaching sessions
  • Assist in developing/maintaining surgical research databases
  • Communicate effectively on status of each project and progress with research team members
  • Select 1 of 3 tracks (basic science, adult/trauma clinical, Pediatric clinical)
  • Full time position, approx. $1150/mo stipend

For more information please contact Dr. Vinod Dasa ( regarding the adult and basic sciences orthopedic track or Dr. Carter Clement ( regarding the pediatric orthopaedic track. 

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LSU offers limited student housing. Please see the information below

Housing information: LSU Housing Information
housing application: Housing Application

A Research Year for Medical Students PDF