General Surgery Residency Research

All of our categorical residents are involved in scholarly activity during residency. The available opportunities are abundant as we have at least eight clinical databases within our surgery department, as well as the potential areas for collaborative work with other specialties. There are local funding opportunities through the Benaroya Research Institute and the Digestive Disease Institute, in addition to faculty support for national grant applications. Many programs offer guidance and assistance with IRB submission and statistical analysis. Residents are encouraged to present their work at local, national and international meetings. GME will fund travel and expenses to present at these venues for residents involved in research.

One categorical resident from each class will have the opportunity to participate in a fully-funded dedicated research year between the R2 and R3 levels. Our residents have elected to participate in a variety of research projects including pediatric surgery, NOTES, health care policy, hepatobiliary surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and surgical education.