The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is an 8-week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics.
The fellowship program is built around a summer research project that is directed by an orthopaedic surgeon or scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Both clinical and basic science projects are offered, and these are detailed below.
The fellowship program includes the opportunity for weekly observation of orthopaedic surgical procedures with your mentor. In addition, a weekly seminar series and discussion group provides the opportunity for students to expand their understanding of the fundamentals of medical research and clinical orthopaedics. Students will also be required to make a 5-10 minute presentation on their research at the end of the program.
The 8-week program runs from June 23, 2014 to August 15, 2014 and includes a $2,400 stipend, paid in two increments of $1,200. Fifteen (15) fellows will be selected.
Students who have completed their first year in an LCME accredited US medical school are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those students attending Weill Cornell Medical College.
Starting with the 2014 HSS Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship program there will be a two-step application process.
Completed applications (pdf) should be submitted to the Academic Training Department by March 1, 2014.
A selection committee will review the applications and determine the final candidates. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by in early April 2014.
At that time, the selected students will be given the contact information of all prospective mentors, along with the description of the projects offered. Securing a fellowship position will be contingent on the student being accepted by a mentor. If any of the selected students fail to find a mentor, an alternate student will be offered the opportunity to interview with prospective mentors.