The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers a wide range of clinical research activities in which fellows may participate. The department has an active clinical research section with projects investigating pediatric trauma, spinal deformity, early onset scoliosis, neuromuscular conditions, and pediatric bone health. In general, the fellows are expected to participate in at least one research project under the direction of a department staff member.
In additional to exposure and assistance in clinical research projects, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in other research collaborations through the department. Those include work with advanced imaging modalities with the department of radiology, surgical robotics and navigation with the Bioengineering Initiative in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and in some special instances participation in basic science research in collaboration with the Children’s Research Institute.
Fellows will have access to MEDLINE searches and full-text articles on OVID and MD Consult databases. Additional resources are available through the Children’s National and George Washington University School of Medicine medical libraries, including assistance with literature searches, retrieval of articles, and use of interlibrary loans.