Michael Zinner Health Services Research Fellowship
The Surgical Outcomes Club Research Fellowship Program provides an avenue for young investigators to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop, execute and publish research studies in the field of surgical outcomes and health services research under the guidance of high quality mentors and advisors.

Program Highlights:

  • One year fellowship for trainees and junior faculty
  • Up to five fellows accepted each year
  • Fellows are matched with an established Surgical Outcomes Club Member who will serve as their mentor and consultant
  • Fellows will develop and execute a project under the guidance of their mentor
  • The research fellowship program is of no cost to the participants


Upon completion of the program, fellows will be able to:

  • Access and review the surgical outcomes research literature
  • Design an outcomes research project using appropriate methodologies
  • Manage an outcomes research project
  • Translate outcomes research into academic presentations and publications
  • Establish a network of surgical outcomes research colleagues


  • Attend the Surgical Outcomes Club Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
  • Attend the Surgical Outcomes Club webinar series
  • Attend an Outcomes Conference of participants choice
  • Present research in a dedicated session at the Surgical Outcomes Club Annual Meeting
  • Submit an abstract and manuscript for peer review

Who May Apply?

Members of the Surgical Outcomes Club who are interested in pursuing surgical outcomes and health services research may apply to this fellowship.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the application for along with the following:
  • Current copy of your curriculum vitae
  • A two-page statement of interest, including:
    • Prior and/or current related coursework
    • A description of current surgical outcomes research interests
    • Potential research questions that may serve as a focus of the fellowship research project
    • Previously published and/or presented surgical outcomes research
  • Letter of Support from department chair documenting support for attendance and required travel expense to meet program requirements.
    The application will be available starting in March 2018. 
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