Research Fellowship for Medical Students
The Scholarly Year in Neurosurgery studies early coagulation after subarachnoid hemorrhage. The Department of Neurosugery works in collaboration with the Medical Student Research Office. Little is known about the mechanism of acute brain injury at the time of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Coagulation values will be compared to the admission neurological exam as well as to 14 day, 3 month and 1 year functional outcomes.
Laboratory data suggest that early activation of the coagulation cascade may lead to micro thrombosis and brain ischemia, however, clinical studies of early platelet activation and clotting are conflicting. In this project, we aim to use thromboelastography (a bedside point of care test that measures the coagulation cascade) and standard blood coagulation studies to assess early activation of the coagulation cascade after SAH in a clinical model.
The successful applicant will help collect clinical data on subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. This project involves patient interviews and exams as well as specimen collection for the thromboelastography studies.
The student will receive a stipend of $28,000 for the year to support room and board. Health insurance, plus funds to support travel to one meeting to present the results of the project, are also included.
Interested students must submit a letter of interest accompanied by:
- A personal statement NOT to exceed 1 ½ pages regarding your motivation to apply for this experience, what you hope to get out of the year, how this will advance your career goals, and any other information that you would like the selection committee to know.
- You must include in your letter a statement allowing permission for the selection committee to review your school record which would include grades and board scores.
- Two letters of recommendation.
Icahn School of Medicine
Medical Student Research Office
Department of Medical Education
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029