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  • 7-Year Pathway-Research Program

    Note: We will not be accepting applications this fall for the 2013-15 Seven-Year Pathway position.

    The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a position for a medical school graduate interested in pursuing a career in academic orthopedic medicine. This seven-year program begins with two years of research and, upon successful completion, will be followed by the standard five-year orthopedic surgery residency. During the two-year period, the student will be enrolled in a PhD program especially designed to teach skills needed for academic and research physicians. All educational expenses are covered.

    The research experience is guided by a clinical mentor in Orthopedic Surgery and Basic Science Mentors, including our research coordinator, Michelle Tucci, PhD. Duties include the design and execution of clinical and basic science research protocols, submitting abstracts and grant applications, attending weekly research planning meetings, and participation in Orthopedic Journal clubs and morning conference.

    There are no ward or call responsibilities during this two-year program. We accept one person per year. Salary for the first two years is equal to that of our PGY-1 house officers. Benefits are those of employees of UMMC.

    Previous applicants for this position had to meet qualifications for employment via restrictions set forth by UMMC Human Resources Department and our Graduate Medical Education department. They must also qualify for licensure upon completion of the two years by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure.

    For more information

    • Susan Alexander, Education Coordinator
              Phone: (601) 984-5153
              E-mail: salexander@umc.edu