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Pediatric Orthopedics Student Summer Scholarships

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Pediatric Orthopedics Student Summer Scholarships

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Division of Orthopaedic Student Research Scholarships

The Division of Orthopaedics, Children’s Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce that, through the generosity of the Children’s Mercy Hospital, student research scholarships are available for the summer, May 15th - August 15th.

The purpose of the scholarship is to introduce health sciences students (medical, nursing, OT, PT, orthotics) and residents, early in their education experience, to pediatric health issues and medical research. The student is paired with a mentor from The Division of Orthopaedics, Children’s Mercy Hospital and will work with her/his mentor to design and implement a research project regarding pediatric orthopaedics or a related field of study. The student will make periodic progress reports to the Section of Orthopaedics Research Sub-Committee. It is expected that the approved project will be completed for presentation at a national meeting and be submitted for peer review publication.

Requirements for the scholarship and details for application are available from Julia Leamon, RN, MSN, CPN, Clinical Research Coordinator, Section of Orthopaedics, Children’s Mercy Hospital. You can reach her at 816. 460.1036 or jleamon@cmh.edu. Deadline for submission of the application is December 15th of each year. Announcement of acceptance will be Jan 10th, before the summer session.

Financial Assistance

A stipend is granted to students who devote 20 hours per week for the three months of the summer or the equivalent spread throughout the academic year. Project start date will be determined between the student and the Orthopaedic Research Sub-Committee. See a full description of the Summer Scholars Program (pdf).

Program Goals

  • Provide a quality experience early in the student’s career.
  • Provide mentorship with an academic staff member.
  • Experience assist the student to enter competitive health profession schools and residencies that may prepare them for a career that focuses on helping children with orthopaedic conditions and special needs.
  • Involve students to help answer real questions that may improve the health of the patients cared for by our clinical staff.
  • Retain and develop our professional staff by providing assistance to accomplish important research projects.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and research among our professional staff.

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