Innovative Medicines and Outcomes Research

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery of the Medical University of South Carolina has 12 funded positions for 10 months of formal training in clinical research. Two to four research fellows will have the option for a five to six-month research rotation involving basic, applied, and translation research with an M.D.-Ph.D. mentor focusing on neurotology including hearing loss, tinnitus, and ototoxicity in Seattle, Washington. Housing will be made available for the research fellows during this rotation in Seattle, Washington.

This fellowship is ideally suited to medical students seeking a research year between their third and fourth years of medical school, and recent graduates interested in training in Otolaryngology and seek to improve their existing research experience in preparation for the Match in otolaryngology. Candidates must come from U.S. accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.

The goal of this program is to provide junior trainees the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

Mentors will create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each research fellow, focusing on the six competencies: Scientific Knowledge, Research Skills, Communication, Professionalism, Management and Leadership Skills, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Career Advancement.

This research fellowship offers a unique opportunity to become involved in a variety of clinical research projects, all of which are conducive to obtaining peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international meetings. The successful Fellow will be expected to organize and carry out multiple clinical research projects throughout the year. There will be formal training through lectures and one-on-one mentoring on study design, IRB application, data collection, biostatistics, manuscript writing, oral/poster presentation, and help with interview skills. There are typically multiple projects at various stages of completion in progress at any point in time. Excellent organizational and writing skills are required.

Projects are predominantly clinical trials, clinical outcomes research using databases, meta-analysis, and translational research in the areas of Otology, Neurotology, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sinus Surgery and Rhinology, Head and Neck Cancer, and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Principal Investigators:
Lucinda A. Halstead, M.D.
Paul R. Lambert M.D.
Ted A. Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Theodore R. McRackan, M.D., MSCR
Shaun A. Nguyen, M.D., FAPCR
Krishna G. Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Habib G. Rizk, M.D., MSc
Rodney J.Schlosser, M.D.
Zach M. Soler, M.D., MSc
David R. White, M.D.

The successful applicant will join and benefit greatly from collaboration and interactions with outstanding clinicians and clinician researchers within the MUSC ENT family. Interested candidates who are hard-working, passionate, empathetic, high-achieving, and kind are encouraged to apply. Send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to:

Shaun A. Nguyen, M.D., FAPCR
Professor, Director of Clinical Research
Medical University of South Carolina

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