At the end of the second clinical year the categorical general surgery resident enters the research fellowship. The purpose of this year is to allow the future surgeon to gain a critical eye upon the results of research in order to be an effective life-long learner. In addition, the productivity naturally engendered by this experience will lead to national presentations and publications that can improve the resident’s standing as a candidate for a future fellowship opportunity or for a position at an academic department of surgery.
A sampling of the research opportunities available at our school may be found by clicking on the attending profile link, publications, PubMed article. In addition, opportunities at other academic health centers can be pursued. The entire Rutgers University Community of research (cancer, bioengineering, etc.) is also available for resident participation.