The goal of IGOT’s Global Research Initiative is to enable orthopaedic surgeons from low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) to conduct high-quality studies on how to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disease in resource-poor environments. To achieve this goal, IGOT hosts the annual “International Research Symposium,” provides guidance on study design and data management for partner institutions, and supports the year-long Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship for one 3rd/4th year medical student. Since 2006, IGOT has worked with 65 global leaders across 10 countries on 45 research projects and facilitated the travel of 50 IGOT ambassadors and scholars to and from our partner institutions.
Current Research Study Title
IM Nail vs. External Fixator for Open Tibia Fracture Long-term Follow Up
Gentamicin Open Tibia- Randomized Control Trial of Local Antibiotics vs. Control
Cost-effectiveness of Low-Cost Knee for Transfemoral Amputees
K-Wire vs. Flexible Nail for Pediatric Femur Fractures
Modified Radiographic Union Score of Tibia (mRUST) Validation
Flaps Follow Up
Terry, Shearer, Morshed
Total Joint Replacement Registry
Open Tibial Shaft Fracture Treatment Practices in Africa
Predictors of Quality of Life and Economic Impact after Open Tibia Fractures
IM Nail vs. Traction in Femur Fractures
Surgical Outcomes of Children Treated for Gluteal Fibrosis in Uganda
Post-Injection Injury Cluster Based Sampling
Injection Risk Analysis for Gluteal Fibrosis and Flaccid Paralysis
Outcomes of Vascularised Free Fibula Flaps
Prospective Observation about Quality of Life and Outcomes after Open Tibia Fractures
COACT: Motivations and Impact of Resident Rotations
Find out more about our current research studies here.
ACTUAR (Asociación de Cirujanos Traumatólogos de las Américas) is an international initiative that aims to increase capacity for orthopaedic research in Latin America. This novel group serves as a network for surgeon-leaders across the Americas interested in conducting clinical research to ultimately improve trauma-related skeletal injury treatment in broad patient populations across Low-to-Upper-Middle Income Countries.Link to: ACTUAR
Pictured here: Claire Donnelley and Ericka Von Kaeppler, 2019-2020 IGOT Research Fellows
IGOT Research Fellows
Medical students between their third and fourth years take 10-months to 1-year off to join the IGOT team on various research projects. IGOT Research Fellows work on multiple projects during their term. IGOT has one internally funded research fellow every year through the Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship. See below for more information on the Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship. Other IGOT Research Fellows are funded by external grants that students apply for through their home institution.
Meet the current and past Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellows here. Meet the current and past externally funded IGOT Research Fellows here.
Pictured here: Dr. Trigg McClellan and Patrick Albright, 2018-2019 McClellan Research Fellow
Donate to the Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship here.
The Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship
The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Global Research Initiative offers the Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship. The 10-month to 1-year opportunity is for third and fourth-year medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery and global health. The specialist research position is designed to build upon fundamental skills and hands-on research experience critical to implementing orthopaedic research projects globally. This endowed fellowship was started by a generous gift from Dr. Trigg McClellan of the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute in honor of his daughters, Morgan and Madison McClellan. A $37,000 stipend will be provided to the research fellow for living expenses including UCSF benefits.
Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of equivalent research experience
Third-year or fourth-year medical student
Taken USMLE Step 1
Verification of authorization to work in the United States
Applicants who have a strong interest in global health and orthopaedics
Prior clinical research experience
Required Supporting Documents:
Unofficial medical school transcript
One completed letter of recommendation
One-page personal statement
Updated curriculum vitae
Official USMLE Step 1 Score Report
The 2020-2021 Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship application is now open. The deadline is February 1st 11:59 PM PST.