The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery has a tremendous commitment to research in areas of clinical and translational sciences, global health, and surgical education. Research allows the team to identify solutions to clinical problems and bring evidence-based approaches to the bedside that benefit patients.
Typically, surgery residents have an opportunity to participate in an optional research fellowship after their second or third clinical year of residency. For those who commit to research within the department, a minimum of two years is required and completion of an advanced degree is expected at no cost to the trainee. Advanced degrees include a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research, Translational Science, Public Health (Global Health Fellowship), Health Professions Education (through University of Illinois-Chicago), the Surgical Education Research Fellowship, or Biostatistics. While not mandatory for residents, research fellowship opportunities are required by both the ACGME-Residency Review Committee for Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.