A message from our research training program director
Three phases of the research training program
Phase I - Preparation for Research
Trainees select their mentor, apply to graduate school, submit fellowship and funding applications and select courses that fulfill advanced degree curricular requirements.
Phase II - Research Training
In this phase, trainees conduct mentored research, participate in research-in-progress presentations and attend quarterly meetings, submit abstracts to and present research results at national meetings, network with members of the research and professional community, receive feedback and periodically self-assess their progress toward individualized training goals and continue to participate in core departmental activities.
Phase III - Prepare for Next Steps
This last phase includes participating in departmental or institutional committees, taking on leadership responsibilities for committee work or special projects, continuing publication and research presentations, applying to surgery subspecialty fellowships or other specialty training and serving as a resource for new surgery residents.
Research training program opportunities
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Why residents value our research training program
A call for more surgeon-scientistsAn interview with Dr. Bumgardner was featured recently in the national medical journal Transplantation. In the interview, she advocated for training programs that develop surgery trainees into surgeon-scientists who will identify, research and create innovative solutions to issues impacting the quality of surgery patient care.
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