EDUCATION

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Rothman Opioid Foundation
Summer Research Fellowship 2021

A 4 week paid educational and research program for health care professional students focused on the Opioid Crisis in America.

Accepted students will spend 4 weeks learning and researching the Opioid Crisis. Learn the basics of clinical research, develop educational and public health strategies to combat the opioid crisis, and complete a research analysis to support their work. 

Students will shadow a physician with expertise in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, and/or pain management in a clinical setting.

 

By the end of the program, each student will submit a publishable research analysis.

Rothman Opioid Foundation

Summer Research Fellowship

June 2021

Objective

To provide a 4 week paid educational and research program for health care professional students focused on the Opioid Crisis in America. Accepted students will spend 4 weeks learning about the Opioid Crisis - including: learning the basics of clinical research, developing educational and public health strategies to combat the opioid crisis, and completing a research analysis to support their work.  Students will shadow a physician with expertise in musculoskeletal,orthopaedic, and/or pain management in a clinical setting. By the end of the program, each student will submit a publishable research analysis.

Eligibility

  • A BS or BA degree, by time of the start of Fellowship. 

  • A legal resident of the United States. 

Target Audience

  • Medical (MD / DO) students either entering or completing their first year. . 

  • Public Health (MPH) students.

Duration

​June 1, 2021 through June 25, 2021.

Location

Combination of virtual meetings, live lectures, and clinical on site learning on the Bryn Mawr Hospital campus, an academic affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University, in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Objectives

  • To understand the current status of the “Opioid Crisis” in America.

  • To understand the relevant pharmacology regarding opioids and other analgesics.

  • To understand the pathophysiology of opioid addiction. 

  • To understand opioid-sparing pain management strategies.

  • To understand the mechanism, indications, and safety with Medical Cannabis.

  • To understand the research process - including; study design, statistical analysis, informed consent, IRB submission, and execution.

  • To produce a publication-worthy research analysis.

Program Highlights

  • Formal 4 week summer program

  • $1000 stipend

  • Experienced teaching faculty

  • Learn about the “Opioid Crisis” from a medical, public health, and research perspective

  • Publish a research analysis

  • Become a “Fellow” of the Rothman Opioid Foundation

Sample Schedule

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Application Deadline April 15, 2021

Announcements to be made by April 30, 2021.