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The Advanced Spine Research Fellowship (ASRF) program is designed to provide clinical fellows training in a world-renowned musculoskeletal research lab.

ASRF, based at the Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center (MERC), emphasizes generation of high quality biomechanical and basic science studies, and is partnering with external fellow applicants through the ASRF program.

ASRF fellows should expect:

Training through hands-on guidance by experienced research staff in several core disciplines including biomechanics, imaging, explant particulate analysis, cell culture, animal studies and more.

Completion of studies proposed by the fellow and full access to resources such as cadaveric tissue, and all core area testing facilities.

Opportunities to submit manuscripts and abstracts for publishing in world renowned peer-reviewed journals and presenting at educational conferences.

Eligibility Criteria and Terms

The fellowship program is designed for committed candidates with a desire to increase research experience and a passion to become published authors.

Applicants must recipients of an accredited medical doctorate (MD), doctorate of osteopathic medicine (DO), or Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) degree, and should be currently enrolled in an accredited residency/fellow program for orthopedics or neurosurgery.

Fellowship positions are offered annually to national and international applicants for terms of 3, 6 or 12 months (minimum of 6 months for international applicants) after being reviewed and accepted by the Research Fellowship Approval Committee.