Are you interested in spending a year conducting research, achieving publication, and securing connections in the orthopedic surgical community? We are inviting third and fourth-year medical students who are interested in clinical and basic science research to help coordinate multiple projects, and to assist in data collection, analysis, and writing. The fellowship offers medical students who are interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career, a yearlong (blend of (70%) research and (30%) clinical) comprehensive musculoskeletal experience.
Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis.
Specifically, this is a flexible one-year opportunity focused on producing publishable manuscripts, spending time in the clinic and operating room, as well as learn how to conduct clinical research. The research fellows will spend time with multiple faculty and interact with residents and medical students. Attendance to all educational opportunities within the organization (Monthly Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, Journal Clubs and labs, weekly resident lectures, presentations, etc.) is highly encouraged. Additional goals include providing the students with broad exposure to orthopaedics prior to residency and building strategic relationships within the profession. The research fellows will have regular meetings with faculty and the Research Chair and can expect support and guidance toward achieving their career goals. Completion of the orthopaedic research fellowship guarantees a residency interview with the ACGME accredited Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Residency Program.
The current stipend is $25,000 divided over 12 months. Interviews and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis. Earlier application submission is strongly advised.
Interested applicants should submit the following:
- Cover Letter
- CV (to include Step 1 score and Step 2 score if available)
- Unofficial medical school transcript
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For information, please contact: Chairman of Research for Hughston Clinic, Brent Ponce, MD – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Belinda Klein, Executive Director of the Hughston Foundation, at email@example.com or 706-494-3326.
The Cutting Edge
Through the research they do at the Foundation, our healthcare professionals not only stay current but on the cutting edge of orthopedics and sports medicine. This enables them to offer you the best and most innovative patient care.
Stacey D'Almeida, MD, Class 2022-2023
Stacey D’Almeida, MD, comes to us from Auckland, New Zealand, where she received a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Podiatry from the Auckland University of Technology. She graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Oceania University of Medicine in Apia, Samoa. While employed as a podiatrist, her interests in orthopaedics grew. She credits her passion for orthopaedic surgery from her experiences of working with orthopaedic surgeons and their postoperative patients. Dr. D’Almeida will use her research experience and publication success to pursue her interests in orthopaedic surgery.
Tyler N. Kelly, Class 2022-2023
Tyler N. Kelly graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and two minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Additionally, she holds a license as a basic emergency management technician. She anticipates receiving her doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. Tyler has been involved with multiple research projects throughout her professional development, focusing on her interests in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery.
Andrew Ko, Class 2022-2023
Andrew Ko graduated summa cum laude as a Hofstra University Honors College Associate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Computer Science. Additionally, he holds a license as a basic emergency management technician from New York. He anticipates receiving his doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Uniondale, NY. Andrew has been involved with multiple projects throughout his professional development, ranging from preparing IRB proposals to writing publications for submission.
Sohrab K. Vatsia, Class 2022-2023
Sohrab K. Vatsia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He earned basic emergency management technician and a Master’s of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He is in the class of 2022, anticipating graduating with the Doctor of Medicine degree from Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Uniondale, NY. Sohrab plans to use his publishing experience along with his skills in statistical analysis to foster clinical and research opportunities among Hughston physicians, residents, and fellows.
Marshall Williams, Class 2022-2023
Marshall Williams graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia. He studied Preclinical Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine, earning a Master’s of Science degree, before beginning their medical degree program. Marshall will devote a year to research at the Hughston Foundation, working with fellows, residents, and physicians to achieve their research goals while also pursuing his own orthopaedic research interests. He will receive his doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, G