Orthopaedic Research Fellowship

Beginning in 2012, the UAB Division of Orthopaedic Surgery created a year long orthopaedic research fellowship. The fellowship was started to provide medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career, a year long comprehensive musculoskeletal experience. The year is designed for medical students between their third and fourth year and is a blend of research (70%) and clinical (30%) experiences.

Fellows spend their time with multiple faculty and interaction with residents and attendance to all education opportunities within the division (Grand Rounds, weekly faculty lectures to residents, journal clubs) is encouraged. Beyond allowing students to build their CV with publications and presentations, the goal of the year is: to provide students a broad exposure to orthopaedics to help build a solid foundation prior to residency, to learn how to conduct clinical research and to build strategic relationships within the profession. Completion of the orthopaedic research fellowship guarantees a residency interview with our program.

The current stipend is $25,000. Applications for the July 2016-June 2017 position will be accepted starting December 1, 2015 and are due February 12, 2016 with selection of the next research fellow by March 1, 2016. We recommend submitting the application as soon as possible, as applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional information, please contact Dr. Brent Ponce.

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