Student Research Fellowship

The department has created a 1 y student research fellowship to promote scholarly activity for highly motivated students between their 3rd and 4th years of medical school interested in orthopedics. This position will enable students to work with and integrate into an academic orthopedics department allowing them to engage the faculty, residents, and department researchers in a comprehensive research experience. The student will learn the basic principles of research design, methodology, data analysis and navigating the process from IRB submission to manuscript submission. The productivity and output from this fellowship will be based on the student’s motivation and self-initiative to make the most of this experience.

  • 1 academic year (fall to summer) commitment
  • Must remain a full time student at home institution
  • Manage research website content
  • Facilitate ongoing student/resident research projects where needed.
  • Develop and complete 2-3 independent research projects
  • Facilitate transportation of any research materials from OR to labs
    • Need own transportation
  • Participate in monthly research meetings
  • Attend weekly patient clinics with various faculty
  • Participate and work w student research committee
  • Participate in health disparities tissue bank projects, proposals, and grant submissions
  • Attend all dept didactic/teaching sessions
  • Assist in developing/maintaining surgical research databases
  • Presentation of research project of choice at the department research meetings
  • Communicate effectively on status of each project and progress with research team members
  • Shadow various faculty in clinic 1d/wk
  • Part time position, approx. $750/mo

For more information please contact Dr. Vinod Dasa (

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