Overview

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a clinical research fellowship that provides an opportunity for fellows to work within our research program to advance patient care.

The James Russell Crawford and Martha Crawford Endowed Clinical Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology (Crawford Fellowship) at Mayo Clinic in Florida advances clinical care and contributes to the larger body of scientific knowledge in the field of otolaryngology.

The Crawford Fellowship, made possible by a generous gift from James and Martha Crawford, is specifically designed for early-career otolaryngologists trained outside the United States who seek an opportunity to:

  • Design study protocols
  • Participate in current clinical studies
  • Perform data analysis
  • Produce original manuscripts for presentation at national and regional meetings and for publication

As a research fellow, you will be given an opportunity to immerse yourself in the research side of clinical practice and gain invaluable experience and training for your future career. In the program, you'll assist with ongoing projects, database management and data acquisition. You'll also have the opportunity to develop a research idea, work with biostatisticians to create a statistical plan and attend faculty research meetings.

The number of publications and projects each fellow can participate in is directly related to the individual's motivation and efficiency. The department encourages fellows to take leadership roles and earn first authorship in their primary projects.

Availability

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery offers one full-time, paid fellowship position based at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The position includes:

  • Salary
  • Benefits
  • Funding to attend and present at national conferences

The fellowship is 12 months long. The program year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year.

Program components

Didactics

The fellowship includes access to online training and instructor-led courses to help build a strong foundation of clinical research knowledge. Fellows may attend all general didactic sessions as well as research-specific didactics — for example, pituitary and skull base conference, rhinology journal club, and the like.

Mentorship

Each fellow is paired with at least two faculty mentors and meets with them weekly. The fellow typically focuses on two or three subspecialty fields but has the opportunity to work within all of the subspecialities.

Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to gain mentoring skills by working with undergraduate research students in Mayo's Clinical Research Internship Study Program.

Outcomes

Before the end of the program, department faculty members provide feedback on residency application materials such as CVs and personal statements. Fellows participate in mock interviews with faculty members to prepare for successful residency applications. Additionally, a Mayo Clinic photographer will provide each fellow with professional headshots.

Campus and community

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery strives to engage fellows in the departmental community and the larger Mayo Clinic and local communities. Learn more about the campus and community in Jacksonville, Florida.

Previous research fellows

  • Jhon F. Martinez-Paredes, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2019-2021

    Medical school: Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

    Publications

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    Ozan B. Ozgursoy, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2008-2009

    Medical school: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Turkey

    Publications

  • Selmin K. Ozgursoy, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship Years: 2008-2009

    Medical School: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Turkey

    Publications

  • Ketil F. Olsholt, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2006-2007

    Medical school: Ullevaal University Hospital, Norway

    Publications

  • David G. Grant, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2005-2006

    Medical School: University of Aberdeen Medical School, United Kingdom

    Publications