Medical Career Design Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Medical Career Design Fellowship promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary pre medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopaedic research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This fellowship will allow recent college graduates the opportunity to explore many aspects of a medical career research, clinical practice, education, advocacy, and leadership.

Each MCD Fellow spends 2 years as an essential member of our research and clinical teams, mentored by our thought leading faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship focuses on giving the pre medical student clinical research opportunities, advanced orthopaedic skills through clinical exposure, and mentoring for medical school applications and beyond.

Applicants will be completing a BA/BS degree, pre medical and commit for two gap years. The student must be in good academic standing and have an interest in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. The successful applicant will be responsible, motivated, intellectually curious and independent. An MCAT score, biostatistics training, and research experience are strongly valued, but not mandatory.

The recipient of this award will receive a $40,000 stipend to cover living expenses for the year, as well as $5,000 travel expenses for presenting at scientific presentations.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, undergraduate transcript and curriculum vitae to Research Manager Divya Talwar, PhD at

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through April 30th. They recommend submitting an application as soon as possible. Interviews will be required as part of the selection process.


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