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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
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Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Research Fellowship

We offer an 18-month funded research fellowship beginning in January. Both U.S. and international applicants may apply. Preference will be given to candidates interested in a career track that involves dedicated time for basic science or clinical research in addition to clinical care.

The research fellow will actively participate in research projects: plan projects, follow necessary procedures (e.g., prepare protocol, apply for IRB approval), execute projects (e.g., track patient arrival dates, ensure procedures for data collection, complete documentation, data mining, analysis and write-up). The fellow will work with faculty to actively seek and collaborate with basic scientists at Northwestern.

The fellow will participate in direct patient observation, in clinic and operating room settings. The fellow will coordinate with faculty to present at journal club meetings, which will be held quarterly.

This fellowship is generously supported by IDP Foundation Research Fellowship Scientists, Inc.

How to Apply


Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Research Fellowship applications will be reviewed year-round and are scheduled subject to availability. A MD/PhD is required. Please submit the following:

  • Personal statement including career goals
  • Copy of USMLE step scores
  • Current CV
  • Photograph
  • S. Visa/Green Card/U.S. citizenship status
  • Official transcripts from undergrad and medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation

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Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training at Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the videos below.


Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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