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Ohio State University - Gap Year Research Fellowship - Orthopaedics

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  • Ohio State University - Gap Year Research Fellowship - Orthopaedics

    Position Description

    The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking candidates for its Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Ambitious, hard-working, bright medical students interested in a full-time, paid research fellowship at the main Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH, are welcome to apply. This fellowship opportunity is directed by Vice Chair of Education Dr. Thomas Scharschmidt, MD, and Vice Chair of Research Dr. Nathaniel Bates, PhD. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity to engage in clinical and laboratory-based research across multiple divisions within the Department of Orthopaedics. Through this diversity of projects, fellows will be extended ample opportunities for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals. It is anticipated that the fellow should generate 10+ peer-reviewed publications by the end of the research year. In addition, abstract submission and presentation at national conference will be encouraged. This will be a funded position with a monthly stipend.
    • Research study coordination- Development and submission of protocols to the Ohio State University IRB
    • Ethical consent of study patients- Collection of clinical and laboratory research data
    • Management of study data- Statistical analysis and interpretation of study data
    • Dissemination of study data through manuscript and abstract writing, editing, and submission

    This will be a 1-year fellowship experience beginning prior to 07/01/2023 and extending through June 2024. This opportunity will offer substantial benefit to the applicant, including:
    • 10+ publications from multiple orthopaedic disciplines
    • 1st authorship on publications with appropriate levels of contribution
    • Ability to collaborate with attending surgeons, fellows, and residents across the Department of Orthopaedics
    • Opportunities to observe surgical procedures and patient interactions Opportunities to attend Grand Rounds, cadaver labs
    • Bolster competitiveness for orthopaedic residency application
    • Departmental advocacy for the student to match into orthopaedic residency

    Candidates interested in applying should be a US medical student between M3/M4, exhibit a strong desire to pursue a clinical career in Orthopaedic surgery, show tangible interest in research activities, maintain a strong academic record, demonstrate independent work ethic and high level of self-motivation. Applicant should have strong organizational skills as they will be expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Functional knowledge of statistics and ability to implement statistical software is preferred.

    To Apply
    Currently Enrolled OSU Students - Please follow the instructions below to find the posting through your Workday account. You must apply internally to be considered.
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    • Navigate to Menu > Apps > Career > Search Student Jobs.
    • Input Req # R72420 in the “Search” box.
    • Click on the position title (in blue), and “Apply”.

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