Medical Student Research Fellowship - American Sports Medicine Institute

Medical Student Research Fellowship

Andrews Sports Medicine and American Sports Medicine Institute Medical Student Research Fellowship


  • Full-year (May 2024 – April 2025) medical student clinical research fellowship 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
  • Lead, contribute to, and/or author 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 and the attendings at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (ASMOC):

  • Conceptualize, create, and maintain high-fidelity study datasets
  • Perform electronic health record reviews to collect demographic, surgical, and other relevant clinical data
  • Operate within and regularly-update a web-based surgical outcomes data repository for existing studies
  • Lead and participate in the collection of outcomes data from patients/study participants via phone calls, email, and data repositories
  • For newly-conceptualized studies, assist in developing protocols for Institutional Review board (IRB) approval
  • Produce graphs, tables, figures, and images as needed for presentation or publication
  • Write, edit, and lead the synthesis of manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication


  • Have a foundational understanding of sports medicine and orthopedics regarding anatomy and treatment options
  • Work as an effective team-member and leader 
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication regarding project needs in order to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Proactively and intuitively solve problems while also bringing new ideas for research and manuscript synthesis from existing data or for future data collection
  • Provide medical school application advice to premedical clinical research interns
  • Attention to detail and timely and accurate data collection and contributions to studies
  • Maintain patient/participant privacy and professionalism at all times
  • Work-hours may coincide with clinic and OR hours (early start times, as needed)


  • Lead and contribute 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 residency application with authorship on publications/abstracts
  • Potential for letters of recommendation for residency applications
  • Stipend will be provided during year-long commitment

This position has been filled. We will begin accepting applications for the 2025-2026 cohort in early 2025. Thank you

See link below; please include the following information 

  • Your name, current medical school, and email address
  • Upload your updated/current CV
  • Upload 2 letters of recommendation
  • Upload a 500-word (maximum) statement of interest

For questions please contact ASMI Director of Clinical Research, Matt Ithurburn, DPT, PhD at