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.
Residents may use this time to enter basic science, as well as clinical and epidemiologic research fellowships.
Residents may choose to use this time for professional development. Many in the past have chosen to pursue additional graduate degrees including MPH and PhD. While we encourage residents to remain within the Rutgers University system, there are no restrictions on where a resident may choose to spend this time.
At the end of each year, residents present the work they have accomplished at our resident research day. For a complete list of last years abstracts, please click here.