Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellow

Investigator: Trigg McClellan, MD

Location(s): Malawi; Tanzania; South Africa; Ghana; Nicaragua


The Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship is the nation’s top research year-out for third- and fourth-year medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery and global health. Beginning in August, this competitive Fellowship is designed as an intensive 10-month internship incorporating fundamental skills and hands-on experience critical to conducting orthopaedic research globally. This includes designing and implementing projects with our partnering affiliates as well as a structured curriculum reviewing the various processes in conducting research.  The fellow is embedded into IGOT’s programs and will have specific responsibilities based on the needs and objectives at the time of fellowship. Fellows are based out of the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and travel is determined by the project or global partner needs. Past IGOT Fellows have conducted on-site research in Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Nicaragua and South Africa. Prior clinical research experience is preferred although not required. Applicants are not required to have a project identified when applying for this Fellowship, and a number of projects are available through IGOT. Fellows average 5-6 peer-reviewed publications and >15 abstract podiums/presentations. A $37,000 stipend will be provided for living expenses including benefits.

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. In keeping with the spirit of UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide, this competitive yearlong fellowship ensures that critical global health issues in orthopedics are prioritized and addressed.