Clinical Research Internship

Andrews Sports Medicine and American Sports Medicine Institute Research Internship


  • Full-year (Summer 2022 – Summer 2023) clinical research internship focusing on sports medicine outcomes research and clinical trials (sub-focus in shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee surgical outcomes; rehabilitation and physical activity outcomes)
  • Opportunities for observation in motion capture research, cadaveric and tissue biomechanics research, and surgical technique training
  • Contribute to clinically-impactful research generated from a high-volume, sports medicine orthopaedic practice

Responsibilities and Role

With oversight from the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) clinical research team:

  • Maintain high-fidelity Excel-based study datasets, including performing electronic health record reviews to collect demographic, surgical, and other relevant clinical data
  • Regularly-update web-based surgical outcomes data repository (OBERD)
  • Collect outcomes data from patients/study participants via phone calls and email
  • Summarize data for presentation to the ASMI clinical research team, MDs, and fellows
  • Produce graphs, tables, figures, and images as needed for presentation or publication
  • Contribute to manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication


  • Work as an effective team-member and maintain clear and consistent communication regarding project status and needs in order to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Maintain patient/participant privacy and professionalism at all times
  • Attention to detail and timely and accurate data collection
  • Work-hours may coincide with clinic and OR hours (early start times, as needed)
  • Learn an immense amount and have fun!


  • Contributing to studies from start to finish in a cutting-edge sports medicine practice
  • Exposure to a high-volume of orthopaedic surgeries, studies, patients, imaging, clinical exams, biomechanics, and more
  • Potential to bolster CV for medical school or other health professions programs with research experience and publications/abstracts
  • Potential for letters of recommendation for medical school or other health professions programs
  • Stipend may be provided to support year-long commitment


To apply, please email the following information to Matthew Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD at by Friday, March 11th.

  • Your name, contact information, and current institution or position
  • Your current CV/resume
  • A brief statement of your interest in the research internship, previous research experience (if any), and how completing this internship will support your career goals