Intern (Paid), HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

Company Overview
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2018-2019), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City.

Center Details
HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care serves to more quickly and uniformly infuse proven quality of care and value initiatives deeper into the organization and as it expands. The core functions of this Center include measurement and communication, value-based care delivery, innovative digital tool development, research, and education.

The Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care is a small office that has been active for approximately three years. By joining our team, you will be exposed to both the research aspect and the operationalization of value in health care. You will work directly alongside a group of highly motivated scientists, analysts, clinicians, and operational staff, giving you a unique opportunity within an innovative hospital to understand how our research is directly applied to clinical care. Although we are interested in potential interns from all sorts of disciplines and backgrounds, we expect candidates interested in either eventually attending medical school or becoming data scientists would be best suited.

You Will

  • Help conduct research (ongoing studies and help create new studies) that will inform the development and adoption of accurate and fair quality measures for musculoskeletal disease (prepare IRB submissions for research protocols, help with writing technical and scientific reports and content for a variety of audiences, develop/manage databases).
  • Work with hospital executives and gain exposure to healthcare management (assist in the development of strategies to optimize care, minimize complications and manage musculoskeletal disease as efficiently as possible while maintaining the best outcomes for our patients).
  • Gain clinical experience by working with physicians and interacting with patients on a variety of projects.
  • Gain data management experience by working with analysts and data scientists on relevant projects.


  • Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement (research experience is preferable).
  • Proven record of leadership through extracurricular activities or work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively on a team with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent organization skills (ability to manage several concurrent tasks).
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.

To apply please email Mark Fontana, PhD, Senior Director of Data Science ( your resume or CV, undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine), and cover letter detailing why you’re interested and would be well-suited to the role.