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Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

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 give a brief presentation on their research at the end of the program.

The 8-week program runs from mid-June, 2019 to mid-August, 2019 and includes a $4,000 stipend. Fifteen (15) fellows will be selected.

Students who have completed their first year at an LCME accredited US medical school are eligible to apply.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Academic Training Department online via the following link, http://aagapps.com/hss/. Applications will open on December 3, 2018 and will close January 21, 2019.

A selection committee will review the applications and determine the final candidates. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by the week of March 8, 2019.

At this 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.

Fellowship Coordinator: Chisa Hidaka, MD

See examples of research projects.

For any questions regarding the application process or fellowship, please refer to the Student FAQs. For any additional questions please contact Aysha Harris, Coordinator, GME Curriculum and Evaluation, harrisay@hss.edu.

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