The mission of the Orthopaedic Foundation is to promote research and education in orthopaedics, sports medicine and musculoskeletal diseases, therefore, the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Internship program is at the heart of our programs we offer. The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Internship program provides a structured academic environment that promotes research and education in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal diseases. Interns engage in a research project under a senior physician (MD) and a clinical researcher (PhD) and are guided through the clinical research process from design to submission to a peer review journal. Students will gain experience and knowledge in conducting and writing literature reviews to define concepts and design potential research studies, patient recruitment and follow-up, data collection and entry, basic statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. The internship is an unpaid opportunity but is also available for course credit (up to 3 credit hours). A minimum of 10-12 hours per week is expected.
To familiarize students in the research process from concept inception, methodological design, and execution of data acquisition process.
To acquire skills in developing clinical research projects, analyzing data, and writing up and presenting results in meetings including data summarization and statistical analysis.
To familiarize students with objective measures to assess clinical outcomes in orthopaedics.
To enhance knowledge and skills in critical appraisal of the literature to assist in developing a research plan, interpretation of data, and integration into clinical practice.
To complete a final manuscript to be submitted to a peer review journal in the appropriate allotted time frame.
1. Subject Recruitment. Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Interns are responsible for identifying and contacting potential subjects for their research project and scheduling of appointments.
2. Subject Data Collection. Interns are responsible for being familiar with all data collections tools including first-level knowledge of tools for data analysis and presentation.
3. Completion and Submission of Manuscript. Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Interns are expected to complete a manuscript related to their clinical research project. The manuscript must comply with the standards and journal requirements for submission.
- Preferred biology or health sciences major.
- Must have access to a computer that has capabilities for WebEx and Google Hangout and Zoom
- Willing to be in office minimum 8 hours/week. Hours will vary depending on the work.
- Must be available approximately 10 hour – 15 hours per week during Summer 2 session (July 13th- August 14th, 2020).
- Hours will occur between 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
- Intern is expected to be available via mail/phone/video communication during pre-agreed to working hours during this 4 week period
- Prior research experience is a plus.
- Be able to work independently.
- Experience meeting to discuss projects through virtual conferencing platforms (ZOOM, WebEx etc.)
- Proficient in Google Docs and Microsoft Office (Excel) other skills
- Communication Skills?
If interested, please email Dr. Stephanie Petterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-2002 ext 14.