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Beginning in 2012, the UAB Department 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 educational 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 divided over 12 months. Applications are being accepted for up to six positions. For information, please contact Dr. Ashish Shah.



Specialties offering research fellowships include:



Principal Investigator

Clay Spilter, M.D.
Jonathan Quade, M.D.
 Sports & Shoulder
Amit Momaya, M.D.
Eugene Brabston, M.D.
Steven Theiss, M.D.
Sameer Naranje, M.D.
 Pediatric Orthopaedics
Shawn Gilbert, M.D.
 Foot & Ankle
Ashish Shah, M.D.