Sportsmedicine Fellowships @ Rush University, Chicago

Application deadline is March 1, 2022

The Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) Chicago, Illinois are seeking bright, ambitious medical students who are interested in pursuing full-time one-year clinical research assistant fellowships (RAs).

Position Title: Clinical Research Assistant (RA) Fellowships
Duration: 1 year (option for second year)
Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Who: US medical students between M3/M4 interested in Orthopedic Surgery. Only USA students will be considered (we are unable to support visa requirements).
Start Date: June 14th 2022 (Please do not apply to these positions if you cannot start on June 14th)
Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Specific Prerequisites and Characteristics of a Successful Future Research Fellow:

  • Organized, detail-oriented, proactive and a self-starter
  • Strong motivation for a career in orthopaedic surgery, with proven research interest
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong interest in conducting biomechanical studies, coordinating randomized clinical trials, and conducting database research
  • Desire to become proficient in data analysis and utilize statistical principles
  • Desire to learn basic video-editing skills

Benefits of the Position:

  • Expectation to publish 15-25 publications/chapters/abstracts at conclusion of research year
  • Bolstering competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Collaboration with Sports Medicine Fellows, Residents, and other sports Attendings
  • Opportunities to observe surgical procedures
  • Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Sports Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Cadaver Labs
  • Opportunities to present research at Orthopaedic Conferences
  • The attending physicians expect that all applicants to be able to match into Orthopedic Surgery and will help the candidate during the match process.

Interested applicants should send the following items to the Clinical Research Manager for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Carla Edwards, PhD, MPH (

  1. Send a brief Cover Letter, CV, USMLE Step I and/or II scores,
  2. Please include in your cover letter, rank your top five attendings you would like to work with from the list above.

The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Applicants will be contacted for a phone/video interview shortly thereafter.