Fellowship Opportunities

American College of Surgeons 
Clinical Scholars in Residence Program
The prior participants since 2005 have had excellent, productive experiences. For more information, please visit their website or contact:

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence
633 N. Saint Clair Street, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Baylor College of Medicine 
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery T32 Research Training Program
  • The program is designed to prepare M.D. surgical residents and PhD post-doctoral fellows for a research career in cardiovascular surgery
  • Eligible applicants must be postdoctoral candidates who are M.D.s in their second year of surgical residency and Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows
  • Two year commitment required
For more information regarding the training program, please visit their website or contact:

Barbara W. Trautner, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Center for Surgery and Public Health Research Fellowship
  • This program is a two-year program* that prepares trainees in surgical health services research, and is open to residents, Master's and PhD students.
  • Two year commitment required *One-year fellowship are permitted in select cases
For more information regarding the Fellowship, please visit their website or contact:

Melissa Poleo; Administrative Director

National Clinician Scholars Program
Partnering directly with Duke University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, University of Michigan, and Yale University.
  • The program aims to offer unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care
  • Applicants must be MDs or RNs with a doctoral degree (PhD or DNP)
  • Two year commitment required
For more information regarding NCSP, please visit their website or contact the Central Administrative Office:

Ivelys Figueroa, EdD

Northwestern University
Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
  • Offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services, outcomes, and quality improvement research.  This is particularly geared to surgical residents taking two years after their second or third year of residency to focus on developing a research career. 
For more information regarding the Fellowship, please visit their website or contact:

Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS

The University of Texas McGovern Medical School
The Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence-based Practice (C-STEP)
  • The program is established for surgical residents interested in a career in academic clinical research with a focus in surgery
  • Applicants should have completed the PGY-2 year minimum as a categorical resident in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship
  • Two year commitment required
For more information regarding C-STEP and its fellowship programs, please visit their website or contact:

KuoJen Tsao, MD

The University of Utah
Utah - Intermountain Surgical Health Services Research Fellowship
  • The Utah-Intermountain Health Care Surgical Research Fellowship is a collaborative effort between the University of Utah Department of Surgery and Intermountain Health Care Surgical Services. This program is designed to provide surgical residents with mentored research training in Health Services Research, Implementation/Dissemination Science, and Quality Improvement strategies.
  • The research fellowship will also consist of formal didactic training in clinical investigation methods through the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program at the University of Utah, the Surgical Population Research Core (SPARC), as well as the Advanced Training Program (ATP) through Intermountain Healthcare.
  • Eligibility: Surgical residents who have completed their PGY 2 or 3 year and are willing to commit 2 years of fulltime mentored research training
  • Stipend: Salary and benefits (at appropriate PGY level) will be paid for up to 2 years along with graduate tuition and fees for the MSCI program and the ATP course. In addition, a stipend will be provided for necessary research equipment, supplies, additional didactic courses, and travel as part of research activities.
For more information about the fellowship opportunity, please visit their website or contact:

Sarah Halbern, MSPH, CCRP

Benjamin Brooke, MD, PhD