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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
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Resident Research

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to resident research training. Within the department, there are devoted surgical faculty members to mentor resident scientists. Four out of five residents each year pursue two years of dedicated research. Research activities in the department include an array of basic science and translational research, clinical outcomes research, health services research, education research and surgical innovation research.

Resident scientists receive a diverse amount of opportunities. Previous residents have presented at national meetings, received numerous awards and grants for their research work and published their findings in prestigious peer-reviewed journals.

All research residents are eligible for the Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP), designed to develop surgical residents into academic clinician-investigators.

Each year, the Department of Surgery showcases outstanding resident research through the Edelstone-Bendix Research Day. This day features a number of presentations by residents and fellows to showcase their work.

The Allen B. Kanavel Surgical Scholars Award is bestowed annually upon surgical research residents who have completed exceptional accomplishments in the laboratory. 

Learn more about resident research via the links below.

  • Projects
    Learn about the recent work done by our residents.
  • Physician-Scientist Training Program
    Our program is designed to facilitate the development of surgical residents into academic clinician-investigators.
  • Awards
    Learn about the attention our residents' investigations have previously recieved.
  • Funding Opportunities
    Find information on available research funding.
  • Mentors
    Meet the faculty mentors who support our residents' work.

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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