The Department of Surgery is dedicated to resident research training. All residents are encouraged to pursue two years of dedicated research, usually between the third and fourth clinical years. Research areas include basic science, translational, clinical and health services outcomes, education, and surgical innovation. Residents have received numerous awards and grants, are supported to present their work at local, regional, and national meetings, and have published in high impact 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 trainee research on Edelstone-Bendix Residents’ Day. This day features oral and poster presentations of research performed during the academic year.
The Allen B. Kanavel Surgical Scholars Award is bestowed annually to PSTP scholars for exceptional accomplishments in research.
ProjectsLearn about the recent work done by our residents.
Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP)Learn more about our program that is designed to facilitate the development of surgical residents into academic clinician-investigators.
ConferencesLearn about national conferences for surgical education.
Funding OpportunitiesFind information on available research funding.
Faculty Mentors and Research DescriptionsLearn more about our faculty who are interested in being research mentors.
Research Toolkit Lecture SeriesReview presentations given by Department of Surgery faculty about how to become a successful researcher.
ResourcesFind out more about the PSTP Scholar Travel Policy, tips for writing a successful abstract, NM and FSM templates and logos, and the Resident Research Travel Reimbursement Authorization.
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.