About the Research Fellowship Program
The UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a one-year research fellowship. The fellowship runs from mid-June to mid-June each year. The fellow manages six to nine clinical research projects under one-on-one mentorship from orthopaedic faculty at the University of Cincinnati.
The fellow is expected to submit and present abstracts at annual meetings and prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
The clinical responsibilities are limited to seeing research patients in the hospital as well as in the clinic. The fellow is encouraged to attend conferences, Grand Rounds and journal club in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The fellow is also encouraged to participate in projects in all divisions of the UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Activities include research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation and submission.
For the self-directed, motivated individual, this can be a very productive year. In addition to improving your research skills in an academic environment, the goal of the program is to have the fellow, with full-time research experience and strong letters of recommendation, successfully match into an orthopaedic surgery residency position.