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AHIRF Clinical Research Fellowship

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Dr. Benjamin Domb at the American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF) invites M4/R candidates to apply for a stipend-funded 1-2 year clinical research fellowship.

This is a great opportunity for highly motivated students pursuing an Orthopedic surgery career. This position offers training in clinical research and collaboration with interns, surgical fellows, and attending mentors in the field of orthopedic surgery.Felloship images Fellows work closely with 8-10 team members in the pursuit of sports medicine, hip preservation, and hip reconstruction related research projects. Clinical research fellows should expect a minimum of 10-15 manuscript publications / abstracts / posters / book chapters by end of each year.


  • Planned career in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ability to work well with research team members
  • Proven history of interest in research
  • Strong academic recordFelloship images

Description of Program:

  • 1-2 years
  • Research Focus:
    • Minimally-invasive techniques for: treatment of labral tears, FAI, subspine and ischiofemoral impingement, dysplasia,
      and microinstability.
    • Peri-acetabular osteotomyFelloship images
    • Birmingham hip resurfacing (direct anterior, posterolateral)
    • Hip arthroplasty (direct anterior, posterolateral, Mako Smart-Robotic assisted surgery).
    • Participation in weekly research meetings, journal clubs, symposiums and professional society meetings both nationally and internationally.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in clinical research including study design, IRB compliance, informed consent, data collection, data analysis, statistics, oral presentation, manuscript preparation, and book chapter/textbook writing.
    • Multiple Podium and Poster presentation opportunitiesFelloship images
    • Manuscript publication minimums in peer-reviewed journals
    • Unlimited opportunity to observe orthopaedic clinics / operating rooms
    • Participation in cadaver labs with surgical fellows on a monthly basis
    • Fellows will work under direction of Benjamin G. Domb, MD .
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Goals of the program:

  • High level of expectation to match into top choice Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, with help during the match process from Dr. Domb .
  • Investigate biomechanical and clinical aspects of the disease processes affecting the hip joint
  • Fellow should expect a minimum of 10-15 manuscript publications / abstracts / posters / book chapters by end of year

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Interested Candidates:

  • To apply, please email your CV, three letters of recommendation, USMLE scores (I and II, if available), and a brief letter of interest to:

Dr Benjamin G. Domb:

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