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 a variety of clinical faculty. 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.
The 8-week program runs from mid June to mid August, 2013 and includes a $2,400 stipend. Up to fifteen (15) fellowship awards will be granted.
To apply for the program, eligible students should first contact an orthopaedic surgeon or scientist who is offering a research project that is of interest. Once the student has been accepted by the surgeon or scientist, the student and mentor may apply for the fellowship together. Alternatively, if a student has an established working relationship with a faculty member, projects not listed can be submitted for consideration.
Students who have completed their first year in an accredited US medical school are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those students attending Weill Cornell Medical College.
Download the Fellowship Application Form (pdf).
The applications must be sent to Shauna Davis (email@example.com) by March 15, 2013. Students and mentors will be notified of the award by May 1, 2013.