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Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research


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Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics offers a full time 1 Year Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research.  The Fellowship is geared towards broadening and enhancing a Fellow’s background thus helping to prepare them for matriculation into an ADA accredited residency program in orthodontics upon successful completion of the program.  Fellows will participate in a diverse didactic and clinical orthodontic experience.  Course work will include but is not limited to orthodontic record-taking, record-keeping, data basing, orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, and exposure to various clinical orthodontic theoretical, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatment philosophies and regimens.  Fellows will not only shadow current JU orthodontic residents in the clinic and assist them in a variety of chair side experiences, they will be expected to treat approximately 30-35 of their own patients.  The research component emphasizes conducting an independent original project as well as supporting ongoing in vivo and in vitro clinical research projects at JU.  We expect our Fellows to become proficient with the necessary tools for conducting clinical orthodontic research, e.g.-study design, biostatistics, data collection, data entry, and data analysis.  In addition, Fellows will be required to participate in collecting clinical research data, assist in preparing and expanding our clinical research database, and helping to develop teaching modules for orthodontic continuing education.  Throughout the Fellowship, participants will gain experience with orthodontic practice management software, orthodontic diagnostic and case presentation software, imaging software, cone-beam computed tomography, digital photography and radiography, as well as exposure to a variety of orthodontic appliances and techniques including using soft tissue lasers and temporary anchorage devices in orthodontic practice.  The clinic usage and administrative fee for this Fellowship is $20,000 and the associated educational supplies required to enroll are estimated at $1500.  Upon completion of the Fellowship, participants will be awarded a certificate reflecting 1500 continuing education hours. If you are interested in enrolling in this one of a kind Fellowship, please complete and return the enclosed application as soon as possible.  Currently we accept 5 Fellows per year; the applications for 2014 can be submitted until December  1st, 2013.  On site interviews will be conducted on December 9th, 2013 which requires all applicants to have the ability to travel (current US Visa if applicable) for interviews.  Alternate interview dates are not available at this time.