We are committed to recruiting fellows from diverse backgrounds and regions united by a common commitment to excellence. Our fellows are paired with faculty advisors who serve as mentors. The Department of Surgery has a distinguished history of educating its graduates to be leaders in surgery, and our fellows have been remarkably successful in securing positions in academic departments and as leaders in the community practice of surgery.
Complementing the clinical training are outstanding opportunities to participate in basic science research. Although research is optional, most residents spend two years in laboratory research with a faculty mentor. Opportunities are available to pursue advanced degrees such as M.S., Ph.D. or Doctor of Science. These research projects are supported by two institutional training grants (T32 awards) from the National Institutes of Health in trauma and cardiovascular biology.