The conduct of research is critically important to the mission of SIU School of Medicine and the Division of orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Research activities within the Division support the delivery of high quality care and provide patients with alternative treatment options not widely available. This has been effectively accomplished by our faculty while also ensuring the highest quality care for our patients and educational opportunities for students and residents.
The Division has invested significantly in the research infrastructure for orthopaedics. Clinical trial support staff within the Division are available and active in coordinating and overseeing sponsored and investigator-initiated study protocols of the Division. The support staff facilitates industry sponsored drug and device trials.
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1 year (July start)
Based upon experience plus benefits
Memorial Medical Center; St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL
Mission of SIU School of Medicine
Our mission at the SIU School of Medicine, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to be a leader in education, research, and comprehensive patient care. We participate in the overall educational mission of the SIU School of Medicine by contributing orthopaedic medicine expertise to all levels of medical education. We inspire and train the experts of tomorrow, through residency and fellowship programs that draw the highest quality of students and physicians.
- Completed SIU application with current photograph attached.
- Your current curriculum vitae and personal statement.
- Letter of recommendation from the Chairman of orthopaedics where you will complete your residency. (If applicable)
- 5 Letters of recommendation from orthopaedic surgeons who are familiar with your career goals and qualifications. Three of these letters must be from physicians practicing in the United States.
- Copy of your ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
- Copy of your medical school diploma. (if applicable)
- Copy of your residency certificate(s). (If applicable)
- Copy of any other fellowship certificate(s) (if applicable).
- Copy of your USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS and CK and Step 3 transcripts. If you have not taken these exams, please note when you will take them.
- Sample of your writing within the last two years
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- Aid faculty in the teaching of medical and graduate students regarding research processes
- Provide guidance in matters relating to basic and clinical research training
- Carry out research projects in Principal Investigator’s area of interest
- Collect and compile data for, and initiate research reports and other manuscripts for, publication in major scientific journals
- Prepare abstracts and manuscripts for publication
- Assist the faculty in clinical and laboratory research. This includes co-authorship on any publication originating from work in which he/she has participated.
- Present posters, papers, and lectures at scientific meetings
- Serve on intramural and other committees where appropriate
Current Research Fellow
Past Research Fellows
- 2011-2012 Kenneth D. Illingworth MD
- 2010-2011 Ryan T. Beck MD
For more information, please contact Brooke Robinson, Research Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at 217-545-1387 or email@example.com